Publisher, W. Collins and Co. London, 1927 (first edition).
Hardback, bound in the original brown buckram cloth covered boards with gold titling on the spine, pp. 270 pages and a frontispiece illustration.
Condition, The case of the book is in very good condition with some shelf wear on the boards and a light stain where it looks as if a glass has been place on the front board. The spine ends are lightly bumped and the spine is slightly faded. The contents are tight and clean with some foxing on the endpapers and last few pages of the book.
Forrest Reid (1875-1947) was a Northern Irish novelist, literary critic and translator. He was, along with Hugh Walpole and J. M. Barrie, a leading pre-war novelist of boyhood. He is still acclaimed as the greatest of Ulster novelists and was recognised with the award of the 1944 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for his novel Young Tom. He described Demophon as a kind of adventure story set in an ancient and imaginary Greece, and identified this presence with the god Hermes, guide of souls, god of dreams and protector of youth.
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