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Methuen & Co. Ltd. [1911]., London - Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii [viii] [1] 2-312 + 32-page publisher's catalogue dated "August 1911" inserted at rear, original decorated burgundy cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, bottom edge untrimmed. First edition, first printing. Romantic fantasy of the rejuvenation of a girl who has been in suspended animation for fifty years. "A strange hybrid novel relating to the search for eternal youth by occult and scientific means; closer to Nesbit's children's fantasies than to her normal style of ghost fiction." - Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 380. Published later in the U.S. by Dodd, Mead & Company as ROSE ROYAL. Barron (ed), Fantasy and Horror 5-229. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-267. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1229. Clute and Grant (eds), The Encyclopedia of Fantasy, p. 680. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy Volume II, p. 84. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 300. Bleiler (1978), p. 147. Not in Reginald (1979; 1992). Spine panel a bit darkened, light scattered foxing, mostly to early pages and text block edges, top edge of text block dusty, a very good copy. (#149340) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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