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London & New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, [1924].. Octavo, pp. [1-8] 1-220 [221: blank] [222: publisher's device] [223-224: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], original green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, fore and bottom edges untrimmed. First edition. Hartley's scarce first book collecting seventeen stories, including several later reprinted in The Travelling Grave (1948). "Hartley is the master of the double entendre and sinister talk at cross purposes." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction, p. 228. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 88. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-80. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, pp. 192-93. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 4-112. Bleiler (1978), p. 94. Not in Reginald (1979; 1992). Free endpapers a bit tanned, else a fine copy. (#136483)
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