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New York: William Morrow & Company, 1929.. Octavo, pp. [1-12] 1-306 [307-310: blank] [note: first and last two leaves are blanks; tipped in title leaf printed in red and black], original decorated gray boards printed in red and blue (same design as on title page) with blue cloth shelf-back stamped in gold, fore edge untrimmed, bottom edge rough trimmed. First U.S. edition. The narrator, Giraldus, was exiled from his father's castle in medieval England when he told him he had no interest in hunting, warfare or wenching, and was sent to the Abbey of Glastonbury to become a monk. Now, years later, Giraldus is setting down on paper the visions that beset him, including a vision of the future. Told with a nice sense of the rhythms and diction of the medieval voice. The author also wrote under the name Murray Constantine. "Kay" was used as a male name in the middle ages. "Traces the history of the human race past the present to a religious, medieval eutopia." - Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 185. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 56. Day, The Supplemental Checklist of Fantastic Literature, p. 13. Reginald 02195 (citing UK edition). Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978). Mild fading to spine panel, lower front corner tip bruised, a nearly fine copy in very good decorated dust jacket (reproducing the title page design) with chip from lower spine end with loss of "OW" in publisher's imprint and some age-darkening. A nice example of this paper vellum jacket which is very delicate and is rarely found in any condition. (#148285)
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