The Twilight of the Gods and Other Tales

London and New York: John Lane The Bodley Head and Dodd, Mead, 1924.

Hardcover. Near Fine. First American illustrated edition (Dodd, Mead on base of spine), and the first to include Lawrence's Introduction. 8vo, pp. xviii, 279, with 28 lovely full-page plates and additional illustrations in the text. Publisher's black cloth illustrated in gilt and orange.Light rubbing to extremities, else fine. A much-admired collection of fantastic tales first published in 1888. In the new introduction written for this edition, Lawrence praises the merits of the British Museum reading room (which Garnett supervised, before becoming Keeper of Printed Books) before moving on to the work itself, of which he writes, "It wants no learning to enjoy the Twilight of the Gods; but the more learning you have, the more odd corners and hidden delights you will find in it." O'Brien A090.

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