The Twilight of the Gods and Other Tales

Richard
Garnett

$75

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Description

Garnett
Richard
The Twilight of the Gods and Other Tales
346, [6, 32, ads] pp
8vo
London
T. Fisher Unwin
1888
First edition, later issue binding (32-page catalogue dated 1890)
Blue cloth lettered in black and gilt. Bookplate and owner signature of I.H. Arthur Hart and his gift inscription to W. Bateson, 1906. Extremities rubbed, front inner hinge tender. Very good
CBEL III, 742; Bleiler: Guide to Supernatural Fiction, 675
310800
$75

Excellent collection of fables and fantasies by librarian and author Richard Ganett (1835-1906), Chief Keeper of books at the British Museum, and father of Edward Garnett, grandfather of David Garnett. The Twilight of the Gods “is really an unplaceable book, pagan in tone and disrespectful of all religions, wry and subversive in humour, and mannered, but not unpleasantly so, in expression” (ODNB)