The Key of Dreams: a Romance of the Orient.
New York: Dodd, Mead & Co., 1925. Reprint. Hardcover. Octavo. 354pp. Original half-cloth, gilt-patterned papered boards. Elizabeth Louisa Moresby (1862-1931) was a British-born novelist who became the first prolific female fantasy writer in Canada; she wrote under several pseudonyms, though her most popular books were issued as by L. Adams Beck. Moresby started writing her novels, which commonly had an oriental setting, at the age of sixty. She was also a distinguished writer of esoteric works such as 'The Story of Oriental Philosophy' (1928) and 'The Splendor of Asia' (1926), and on Theosophy. Cloth faded, spine gilt dulled, top-edge browned, owners' names on front free endpaper, front endpapers cracked at inner hinge with some slightly loosening of hinge (but still quite sound), else a solid, internally-clean VG copy (no dust jacket). Item #51977