San Francisco: The Lantern Press, Gelber Lilienthal Inc., 1927. Slim 4to, 11pp. Original purple marbled paper covers. As issued 9 of 25 copies printed for America. Signed by the author on the colophon page. 25 copies were printed in London, then a further 100 copies by E. Archer all signed by the author. “Powys was born in Shirley, Derbyshire, the son of the Reverend Charles Francis Powys (1843–1923), vicar of Montacute, Somerset, for 32 years, and Mary Cowper Johnson, a descendent of the poet William Cowper. He was one of eleven talented siblings, including the novelist John Cowper Powys (1872–1963) and the novelist and essayist Llewelyn Powys (1884–1939). Their sister Philippa Powys also published a novel and some poetry, while Marian Powys was an authority on lace and lace-making and published a book on this subject. Gertrude Powys was a painter. Another brother, A. R. Powys, was secretary of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings and published a number of books on architectural subjects... Powys has been described by C. N. Manlove as one of the three main writers – along with C. S. Lewis and Charles Williams – of "Christian fantasy" in the 20th century.” (Wikipedia). (Inventory #: 109902)
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