Uncommon in Jacket
The Blessing of Pan
Notes: A novel of paganism in English rural life.
"The Blessing of Pan is remarkable in Dunsany's work for being a tightly knit fabric of symbols; every action, every utterance is symbolic of some aspect of the conflict between paganism and Christianity, Nature and civilization, that is at the heart of the novel. It contains some of his most careful, heartfelt writing, and it quietly builds to a powerful and cataclysmic conclusion...an event as rich with awe and wonder as anything in his earlier work."— S. T. Joshi, Lord Dunsany: Master of the Anglo-Irish Imagination, p. 104.
vix, 287 pages. With a frontispiece illustration by S. H. Sime. Currey, Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors, p. 168. (NB: The US edition, also Putnam's Sons, was issued in 1928).
Edition + Condition: First edition (first printing, with "First published September 1927" on the copyright page. Some foxing to the preliminary pages and to the page block edges, but generally a very good copy in the publisher's blue cloth; in a very good example of the dust jacket, missing a fingertip-sized piece from the top edge. Scarce in jacket.
Publication: London & New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1927.
Item No: #362131