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Book Description

FIRST EDITION. 8vo, pp. xi, [1], 530, [2], [4 adverts], 1-7, [1] ‘New Macmillan Fiction’ catalogue + W. Graham Robertson’s b/w frontis, illustrations and decorated title panels. Original green illustrated cloth, spine and upper board lettered in gilt and decorated in black (with an appropriately spooky illustration to the spine, taken from ‘Clairvoyance’. Rubbed, pushing and wear to spine ends, corners bumped, bump to heel of bottom board. Front hinge cracked, but binding holding firm, endpapers foxed, POI to ffep: “Margot S.[?] Keswick,” with bookseller’s speculation in pencil below: “with dedicatee’s singnature?????” (The printed dedication is to “M.S.K.”), a few creased pages. Else, clean and tidy. A very nice copy of Blackwood’s collection of “atmospheric nature tales” (unlikely with dedicatee’s signature), uncommon.
Dealer Notes
In this collection the British supernatural author, Algernon Blackwood (1869-1951) “again takes his theme Nature; and from various points of view treats aspects of Nature — trees, snow, sea, mountains, fire, sand, and so on — in their effect upon different human beings. [...] Life hides even in so-called inanimate things — latent, embryonic perhaps, but still life. Its link with human beings is effected, moreover, through the subconscious portion of men’s minds. Hence his protagonists in these stories usually know that touch of deeper moods which most people dislike because they deem it abnormal. For him, however, it means the awakening of the subconsciousness, and is in the direction, therefore of an extension of life that need not necessarily involve unbalance.” (rear catalogue). The collection comprise 15 stories, each illustrated with a plate by W. Graham Robertson, often showing sublime landscapes “in their effect upon different human beings”; it opens with the novella, ‘The Man Whom the Trees Loved’.
Author BLACKWOOD, Algernon; ROBERTSON, W. Graham
Date 1912
Publisher London: Macmillan & Co.

Price: £200.00

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