The Owl of Athene
A rare Eden Phillpotts fantasy; superb dustwrapper art
First edition, first printing, (undated; publisher's catalogue to rear dated Spring 1936). Hardback in dustwrapper. 19 × 13cm, 199pp + 40pp ads.
The Owl of Athene begins as a Classical fantasy in which a council of Olympians decides to put mankind to the test, but veers abruptly into the realms of scientific romance as the land surface of the Earth is invaded by giant crabs... Superb dustwrapper art.
Quite a scarce Eden Phillpotts title. The book is in very good condition with clean pages and secure binding. Previous owner's small and inoffensive autograph to the front pastedown. There is a very slight hint of a lean. The dustwrapper is in generally very good order with light wear along the edges, slight fading to the spine and surface grubbying to the rear but this is now within a protective sleeve.
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