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    E. R. Eddison. The Worm Ouroboros. Illustrated by Keith Henderson. London: Jonathan Cape [1922].
    First edition. Octavo. 446 pages. Black-and-white illustrations.

    Black cloth with gilt lettering on spine and illustration on front cover. Minor wear at head and foot of spine. Small bumps on bottom edges of covers. There is a small bookseller's sticker at the foot of the front endpaper. Dust jacket lightly toned on the spine, some wear at head and foot of spine, and some tiny tears on the edges. Overall near fine condition.

    English author Eric Rucker Eddison (1882-1945) worked at the Board of Trade for thirty-two years before retiring to write full-time. His first work of fiction, The Worm of Ouroboros was one of four works of high fantasy (recreating the Jacobean prose style) that drew praise from such heavyweights as J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, and Ursula Le Guin. To create his works, Addison admitted to "borrowing" from earlier literary legends such as Homer, Sappho, and Shakespeare. From the Robert and Diane Yaspan Collection.


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