Holdstock, Robert. Cover art by Christopher Zacharow.
Title MYTHAGO WOOD.
Publisher Arbor House, New York, (1984), book club edition.
Seller ID 11474
214 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. "On the edge of the (ancient British) forest the Huxley family lives. In the 1930s, George Huxley discovered some of the mysteries of the wood and, until his death in 1946, was obsessed with its exploration. Now, his son, Christian, lives again in the house by the wood and has discovered his father's notes. His brother, Steven, has disappeared into the wood, taking up the father's quest, and Chris is caught up gradually in the mystery. For a strange disjunction with reality appears in and around the wood invading the Huxley home. Here in this ancient place are preserved in living actuality the mythic personages of the human racial unconscious, who inhabit the wood. One who approaches the wood enters another world, the most primitive and powerful existence that humanity can imagine. And Chris must follow the others, including the beautiful huntress Mythago, on a journey to the far heart ot the wood, where the most ancient and perilous monsters still live. And rule..." Tiny dent to top edge of boards, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small scuff on rear hinge. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly along top edge and at bottom of spine, small tear with crease at top of rear panel, light tiny foxing marks along top inside edge, very light browning to spine and rear panel. VG/VG-