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LUD-IN-THE-MIST - Mirrlees, [Helen] Hope - 1927. 
Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1927 - Octavo, pp. [1-2] [1-10] 11-313 [314: blank] [315: "a note on the type ."] [316-318: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], title page printed in light blue and black, original decorated boards with green cloth shelf back, printed paper label affixed to spine panel, fore and bottom edges rough-trimmed, decorated endpapers. First U.S. edition. Lud-in-the-Mist is the capital of Dorimare, an imaginary country which borders Fairyland. "A minor classic." - Clute and Grant (eds), The Encyclopedia of Fantasy, p. 650. "A beautifully written allegory unashamedly celebrating the necessity of enchantment, after the fashion of Bullett's MR. GODLY BESIDE HIMSELF (1924)." - Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-250. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1180. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature II, pp. 926-31. Tymn (ed), Fantasy Literature, pp. 141-42. Waggoner, The Hills of Faraway 685. Bleiler (1978), p. 141. Reginald 10174. A fine copy in near fine pictorial dust jacket with light wear at edges and mild dust soiling to rear panel. A very nice example of the uncommon jacket which is rarely found in decent condition. (#130761) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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