James McBryde - The Story of a Troll-Hunt, Cambridge University Press 1904, Introduction by M. R. James

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James McBryde - The Story of a Troll-Hunt, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 1904. Printed by J. And C. F. CLAY, at the University Press. Introduction by M. R. James.

Hardback, grey board with vellum spine. 38 Pages, 1st Edition.

Richard Dalby's own copy as signed in 1994 on the front free endpaper.

Condition: Wear to the spine and staining to boards, some bruising and wear to corners and sides. Bubbling to front and back endpapers. Scratch running up the front of the board. Toning and foxing to endpapers. Minor foxing to a few pages.

Privately printed by M.R. James as a memorial to his close friend James McBryde, illustrator of James' Ghost Stories of an Antiquary.

'Fantasy fiction about the search for, and capture of, a troll in Denmark and the bringing of it back to England. 

A scarce first edition, one of a small print run estimated at 100 copies.