Fields of Sleep (hardcover collectible)
Author: Evelyn C. Vivian –
A magnificent fantasy novel of lost lands in which Victor Marshall is hired to find an Englishman who has disappeared into remote and unexplored Asia. Marshall's expedition leads him to a hidden valley whose inhabitants are descended from ancient Chaldean colonists. They are dependent upon a narcotic flower whose fragrance produces a strange ecstasy, while destroying the power of speech.Written and first published in 1923, Fields of Sleep is a strangely imaginative novel that combines great beauty with an even deeper sense of horror.Limited to an edition of 1200 copies with color frontispiece and delicately beautiful black and white illustrations by the popular award winning fantasy artist, Thomas Canty.First Printing. Includes tipped in illustrated plate signed by illustrator Thomas Canty. Originally published in 1923. Real name of the author who sometimes uses pseudonym Jack Mann. Edition limited to 1200 copies.