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Sara Coleridge. Phantasmion. 1837.
Sara Coleridge. Phantasmion. London: William Pickering, 1837. One of 250 copies.
The first English fantasy novel set entirely in a secondary world. Sara Coleridge was the daughter of the poet S. T. Coleridge (and later editor of his work). She first told this story to her young son and wrote it during a period of ill-health compounded perhaps by her growing addiction to opium.