Books: Fragile Conceit

THE VENETIAN GLASS NEPHEW—Elinor Wylie — Doran ($2.00). "Peter Innocent beheld a golden griffin lift his wings to fan the air; a stag of azure glass dappled with the same gold, stepped with a fairy pride across the expanse of Chinese lacquer which separated him from his mate, and the two, meeting, caressed each other with delicate gestures of affection. A hummingbird, with feathers blown in pearl color and crimson, flew from his perch, alighting on the leafy chandelier; the spray that received him bent and swayed and from its largest rose a...

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