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Works of fancy and imagination

Author MacDonald, George
Title Works of fancy and imagination
Imprint London: Alexander Strahan
Date of Publication 1884
Language English
Notes This is a ten-volume set of the second collected edition of George MacDonald's early prose and verse. It includes his first book, "Within and Without", and his long dramatic poem, "A Hidden Life", covering his upbringing in rural Aberdeenshire and his life at Aberdeen University. MacDonald (1824-1905) had by the 1880s "achieved an international reputation as a poet, novelist, lecturer, and preacher" (DNB). This set comes complete with a rare publisher's clamshell box of red cloth, designed to house the ten volumes, and also includes part of an autograph note signed by MacDonald himself.
Shelfmark RB.s.2681
Reference Sources DNB
Acquired on 12/10/07
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