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    Olaf Stapledon. The Flames. A Fantasy. London: Secker and Warburg, 1947.

    First published 1947. Octavo. 84 pages.

    Publisher's quarter black cloth over black and red marbled boards. The spine is lettered in gilt. Orange and red illustrated dust jacket. Corners slightly bumped, jacket spine is sunned, some minor closed tears to jacket edges. Altogether a very good copy.

    William Olaf Stapledon (May 10, 1886 - September 6, 1950) was a philosopher and influential science fiction author. This novella is in the unusual format of a letter written from one friend to another. This work was later published in Worlds of Wonder (1949) and To the End of Time (1953).


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