Here Comes Somebody [fantasy novel] 1935 SIGNED Ben Hur Lampman, illustrated by Mahlon Blaine


Title: Here Comes Somebody

Author: Ben Hur Lampman
Illustrator: Mahlon Blaine

Description: Inscribed by author on half-title page. Stated First Edition. Boards in moire-patterned black cloth with red lettering on spine and red-stamped design on front cover. Front cover shows light soiling at its bottom right corner and top fore-corner is lightly worn. Illustrated orange-and-black endpapers. Internally clean. 12 illustrations on plates, including frontispiece, with 21 chapter headings, dropcaps, and a few other vignettes, all by Mahlon Blaine. 275 pages.

Lampman's highly imaginative fantasy novel, which follows a girl and boy, Lisbeth and Jumbles, on their journey through an eclectic wonderland.

Mahlon Blaine (1894-1969), a native of Albany, Oregon, was a prolific illustrator who did work for his friend John Steinbeck as well as for several publishers (including the jacket art for several Edgar Rice Burroughs novels for the Canaveral Press). Notable for his unusual and phantastical images.

Ben Hur Lampman (1886-1954) was an Oregon writer whose range with the written word extended from poetry (he was Oregon's Poet Laureate, 1951-1954), short stories, and essays, to reporter and newspaper editor. He won the O. Henry Award for short story in 1943.

Inscribed by Lampman to Leonard Wiley (1904-1987), botanist, author of two books on plants of the Pacific Northwest, biographer of Frederic Homer Balch, and Lampman's close personal friend.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good+
Jacket Condition: None

Publisher: Metropolitan Press, Publishers
Place: Portland, Oregon
Year: 1935

Keywords: fiction, fantasy, novel,

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