Myth-Land by Edward Hulme
Publication: 1886 Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington First Edition
Bound in three-quarters calf with marbled boards and matching end papers. This is an association copy which is Signed by Artie Shaw the widely regarded Jazz clarinetist, author and movie star. Although Mr. Shaw rarely ever signed anything related to himself, he did sign the books in his personal library, this being one of them.
The book itself was authored by Edward Hulme and is a work dedicated to the lore of mythical animals. "Our subject very naturally divides itself into two obvious sections - the one dealing with wholly untrue and impossible creatures of the fancy, the other with the strange beliefs and fancies that have clustered round the real creatures we see around us." It therefore touches upon stories about the Basilisk, the Cockatrice, the Chimera, the Unicorn, the Manticora, the Dragon, the Onocentaur, the Gorgon, Anthropophagi, the Phoenix, the Sphinx, Satyrs, Fauns, etc."
Condition: Bound in contemporary three quarters bound calf, marbled boards and end papers, signed by Art Shaw on flyleaf, top edge gilt, some wear and toning to the leather, top corner with loss to leather, corners bumped and exposed, , all pages clean with no markings, binding tight, overall still in Good to Very Good condition SCARCE - no other listings online as of the date of this post.