Blackwood, Algernon. DUDLEY AND GILDEROY. Signed/inscribed copy.


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Blackwood, Algernon. DUDLEY AND GILDEROY. NY: E. P. Dutton, 1929. 1st US edition

 Rear free endpaper has two tape ghosts, endpapers lightly toned, else VG+ in black cloth with orange titling to spine and front board. Photocopied d.j. has been supplied for informational purposes only.

Inscribed from the author to ‘Ninette’. Inscription reads “Ninette, with best wishes from Pan, otherwise Algernon Blackwood.”

The exact identity of of ‘Ninette’ is unknown; Blackwood frequently gave his friends nicknames different from their real first names. Blackwood biographer and scholar Mike Ashley has been unable to determine ‘Ninette’s identity but undoubtedly it was some young woman with whom Blackwood had an affectionate relationship.

A unique copy of a book bearing the signature of one of the twentieth century’s greatest writers of the weird.