IF YOU TOUCH THEM THEY VANISH. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1913. Octavo, pp. [1-12] 1-146 [147-148: blank] [note: first and last leaves are blanks], eight inserted plates with illustrations in color by Charles S. Chapman, original decorated blue cloth, front panel stamped in green and gold, spine panel stamped in gold, fore and bottom edges untrimmed. First edition. First printing with "Published October, 1913" and Scribner device on copyright page. Short romance novel about Poor Boy, a young man wrongly convicted and imprisoned for a crime he did not commit, who dwells his fantasy world of imaginary beings. Bleiler (1978), p. 143. Not in Reginald (1979; 1992). Smith, American Fiction, 1901-1925 M-1011. A fine copy in very good decorated dust jacket with shelf wear at edges, small chip from upper edge of front panel, and some light dust soiling. Very scarce in jacket. (#107130).
First printing has "Published October, 1913" and Scribner device on copyright page.