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Fantasy novel, first published in 1910 as THE HAUNTED ISLAND: A PIRATE ROMANCE. Newly illustrated (including dustjacket) by Jack Matthews. Full title for this 1946 edition: Haunted Island; Being the History of an Adventure to an Island in the Remote South Sea. Of a Wizard there. Of his Pirate Gang; His Treasure; His Combustible; His Skeleton Antic Lad. Of his Wisdom; Of his Poesy; His Barbarous Cruelty; His Mighty Power. Of a Volcano on the Island. And of the Ghostly Terror. Hugh Lamb's copy with his signature and date (2001) at top corner of front free endpaper.
''working name of UK poet, critic and writer Edward Harold Physick (1878-1972), whose best work shadows sf, horror and fantasy modes, employing speculative metaphysics in a manner similar to the fiction of his friend David Lindsay. In stories of this sort, the consensual world is argued - sometimes in passages of considerable length - as being an expression of the Dream World, or world of archetypes. Such texts do not easily fit into template definitions of the various genres of the fantastic. His first novel, THE HAUNTED ISLAND (1910), is clearly fantasy, and engagingly deploys ghosts and magic in a tale of pirates set on a mysterious island in the 17th century'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of Fantasy).
Title: The Haunted Island (Hugh Lamb's copy)..
Edition: First edition thus (& 1st printing).
Publisher: Peter Lunn: London.: 1946.
Grading: Fine copy in an almost fine dustjacket.
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 45205