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Classic sf/fantasy novel, first in the series. WITH WHITE LABEL SIGNED BY DE CAMP AFFIXED TO FRONT PASTEDOWN.
''the best of his fantasy is contained in the Incomplete Enchanter or Harold Shea sequence (all but the 1990s titles with Pratt): THE INCOMPLETE ENCHANTER (1940 Unknown; fix-up 1941) with Pratt; The Castle of Iron (1941 Unknown; 1950) with Pratt; Wall of Serpents (fixup 1960; vt The Enchanter Completed 1980 UK) with Pratt; Sir Harold and the Gnome King (1991 chap); The Enchanter Reborn (anth 1992) ed with Christopher STASHEFF and The Exotic Enchanter (anth 1995) ed with Stasheff. This is a playful plethora of titles for the reader to cope with; but it boils down to relatively few individual stories, in each of which Shea is catapulted via portal into a different alternate world, each being either a world of myth or a non-mimetic environment created by an individual author. The author makes no distinction between the reality levels that might seem to differentiate the relics of a belief system and the world of a writer. The Incomplete Enchanter assembles two stories. In ''The Roaring Trumpet'' Shea visits the world of the Norse myths, and in ''The Mathematics of Magic'' (a title delicately attuned to Campbell's sensibilities, and perfectly expressive of the terms under which magic found easy mention in Unknown) he enters, through another skewed portal, the world of Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene''. (John Clute/Encyclopedia of Fantasy).
Title: The Incomplete Enchanter (signed by the author).
Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).
Publisher: Henry Holt: NY.: 1941.
Grading: Endpapers and pastedowns a little discoloured/browned, page edges a little browned, a near fine copy in a VG (bright, unfaded, pictorial Boris Artzybasheff cover art) dustjacket with creasing and wear along the top edges.
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Seller ID: 45198