London, Heinemann, 1906. First Edition. First Impression. Hardback. A near fine copy. An association copy of sorts. Offered with a tipped in 4pp autograph letter from the author to fellow author William Roughead, in which Dunsany thanks Roughead for sending him his book and having had the book dedicated to him (presumably The Trial of Mary Blatidy). Dunsany also mentions publications of his own at Heinemann and Cuala Press. The book has Roughead's bookplate to the front pastedown. Collects together 20 short pieces, 19 in part one and and one in part two. Preceded by Gods of Pegana, the short pieces are linked by Dunsany's pantheon. Republished fairly recently as part of Gollancz's Fantasy Masterworks series. An important book and an enormous influence on the fantasy genre. Condition: Near fine with a little rubbing to the green cloth of the spine and some dusting to the top edge. Illustrations by S.H. Sime [8049, Hyraxia Books].