London: Macmillan and Co., Limited. 1915. First Edition (& 1st printing). Hardcover. Octavo, original dark blue cloth cloth with a decorative device stamped in blind and gilt titles on spine & front panel. 358 pp + 2 pp ads + 8 pp publisher's catalogue, dated 15.8.15 at rear. Hairline crack to inner rear hinge, bookplate of Orford Young designed by Sidney Hunt on front paste-down, along with Young's signature "S.L.O. Young" on the free endpaper. Cloth a bit rubbed at the edges, upper front corner with a slight bump; a very good sound copy, quite nice. Ashley A.13.1. Very Good. Item #312802
¶ Mystical Fantasy novel, a sort-of sequel to THE EDUCATION OF UNCLE PAUL  and A PRISONER IN FAIRYLAND . These three titles form a sort of trilogy of 'children's books for adults'; the idea being that children have a mystical closeness to Reality that is no longer present in most adults. The "story" - for there is no real plot in these books in the usual sense of the word - herein is that three children and their Uncle Felix experience a transcendence of the events of everyday life and nature. They perceive the inner poetic essences of life - all of which occurs on "the extra day", a "time" outside of time when all the clocks have stopped.