Georgina, Ontario, CA
Ended Mar 23, 2023 5:01:32 AM
Category: Books & Magazines:Antiquarian & Collectible
Buyer: g***f (2508)
Condition: good condition; gilt top-edge still bright, internally unmarked & undamaged, appearing unread; end-papers still clean and crisp; covers have light bumping of corner-tips, head of spine slightly rubbed & cracked, minor scuffing of paper spine label; no d/j.
The House of the Wolfingsand All the Kindreds of the Mark Written in Prose and Verse.by William Morrispublished by Roberts Brothersat their House, 3 Somerset StreetBoston, U.S.A.18924th printing Worldwide Shipping rare 4th printing of this sci-fi classicpublished before the Longmans Green 1901 edition but after London's Reeves and Turner 1889 edition280 copies of this impression were printedpublished in America by Roberts Brothersat their House, 3 Somerset Street, Boston1892hardcover maroon cloth binding with paper paste-on spine labelgilt top page edgeshalf-title & title pageclean plain end-paperstable of contents, with 16-page review from The Athenaeum and 2 pages of publishers adsa revival of Gothic German romance, this story is known to have influenced Tolkien in the writing of the Lord of the Ringsthe Goth people of Morris's story worship their gods by sacrificing horses, and rely on seers who foretell the future and serve as psychic antenaeparallels found in The Lord of the Rings include Old English-style place names such as Mirkwood, germanic personal names such as Thiodolf, and dwarfs as skilled smiths ("How the Dwarf-wrought Hauberk was Brought away from the Hall of the Daylings")an excellent and rare American example of this historic English fantasy novelbook dimensions: 19.3 cm X 13.5 cm X 4 cmtotal length; vi, 380 pages, + 16-page review from the Athenaeum, +  publisher's ads (see photographs and condition description for further details) shipped immediately, international worldwide posting, securely shipped in air cushion packaging, refunded returns are possible *********** We are happy to answer any questions you may have, and can provide further pictures on request.McClosky's currently has a number of 17th-19th century books listed--feel free to browse.********