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LUD-IN-THE-MIST
New York: Alfred A. Knopf. Fair with no dust jacket. 1927. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. First US edition [no statement of printing]. Green cloth with paper spine label and earth toned patterned paper over boards, 313+ pages. "The adventures of Master Nathaniel Chanticleer, his eating of the fairy fruit, his alliance with Fairyland, and the final triumph of the fairies over the dull burghers of the imagined country Dorimare, cover a delicate allegory of the essential dualism in all human concepts, and satirize the egotism of finalistic moralizers". Bleiler [1978 Checklist, page 141 coded RX7 for Fantasy/Allegory, symbolism. Reginald 10174. Nautical themed bookplate of Wanda Farr, and small bookseller's label [The Book Shop / L. S. Ayres & Co. / Indianapolis], affixed to the front paste-down. Sadly, a reading/filler copy only [spine toned and cocked and lightly bumped at the ends, boards well worn and lightly bumped, front free endpaper removed, front hinge cracked, light corner creasing, text from one panel of the Dust Wrapper affixed to the rear paste-down but otherwise lacking the Dust Wrapper]. .
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