London, George Allen, 1910. First Edition. First Impression. Hardback. Dunsany's fifth book. Collects together 16 short pieces. Nine plates illustrated by Sidney Hime. Dunsany was a noted influence on Tolkien and Lovecraft, and many others. An excellent writer, with stories rich in fantasy and a style of writing stradling the line between contemporary and archaic. Wonderful stories. A very good copy. Bump to lower corner of upper board, spine toned, edges a little dusty. Illustrations by S.H. Sime [6584, Hyraxia Books].