FANTASY. THE CLAN OF MUNES by Frederick J. Waugh. NY:Scribner 1916 (Nov. 1916). Large oblong 4to (12 3/4 x 9 1/2"), (57)p. FINE IN DUST WRAPPER! (dw missing some pieces, repaired on verso). 1st edition of the author's first and only book. Printed on heavy coated paper, this tells a tale of Tlingit and Haida Indians wherein a wizard from the north took eroded and rotted spruce stumps and created bizarre creatures called Munes, and this is their story. Illustrated with the most fabulous full page plates (8 color and 20 black and white) plus decorative initials and illustrations in-text. A very unusual book with very strange illustrations. The tree creatures in "Clan" were based upon actual trees found in Cathedral Woods at the artists retreat on Monhegan Island, Maine. The retreat was founded by Rockwell Kent and Waugh was among the many noted artists who spent time there. He had hoped to write a book to rival Alice's Adventures in Wonderland but it did not sell well and the publishers eventually sold the remaining copies which were eventually destroyed. A beautiful copy, rare in the pictorial dustwrapper.