London: George Allen & Sons, 1908. Very Good. Item #10418
London: George Allen & Sons, 1908. First Edition in first state binding with "George Allen & Sons" at bottom of spine. Octavo. 243 pp. Ten black and white plates, including frontis, with lettered tissue guards, complete. Green cloth stamped in gilt. Top edge gilt. Lacks dust jacket.
Boards worn along edges with brief exposure, corners bumped, and spine ends nudged. Spine faded and spotting to rear. "List of Illustrations" leaf loose but holding, and overall binding sound. Stylish bookplate of a "Jack Price" to front pastedown. Spotting to preliminaries but interior largely clean and unmarked.
A collection of short stories and fables, includes "The Fortress Unvanquishable, Save For Sacnoth," "The Whirlpool," and "The Kith of the Elf-Folk," in addition to the title story.
[Barron Fantasy and Horror 5-95; Bleiler Supernatural Fiction 575; Danielson 85; Currey p. 172].