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    First Edition of Eddison's Translation of Egil's Saga, Inscribed by Eddison to Author Walter de la Mare

    [Icelandic Sagas]. [E. R. Eddison, translator]. Egil's Saga. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1930. First edition. Presentation copy, inscribed by Eddison on the front free endpaper to author Walter de la Mare: "26th Oct. 1930/Dear Mr. de la Mare,/I hope that you will honour me/by accepting, as from one frequenting of/desert islands to another, this book./I speak of my share in it: for the/great Saga itself, whose portrait I/have rashly tried to paint & to/ frame, can only confer honour upon/anybody connected with it, living/or dead. So at least it seems/to me, after five years' living/at close quarters with it./Yours very truly,/E. R. Eddison." With de la Mare's bookplate on the front pastedown. Octavo. [xxxvi], [347], [1, blank], [8, maps] pages. Publisher's full red cloth, front board ruled in gilt, spine ruled and lettered in gilt, dust jacket. Jacket spine a bit sunned, some minor rubbing to jacket, else a bright, fine copy, with an excellent association.


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