THE RIDDLE AND OTHER STORIES. London: Selwyn & Blount Limited, . Octavo, pp. [1-8]  2-303 [304: blank] [305: printer's imprint] [306: blank] [307: ads] [308: blank] [309: ads] [310-312: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], original blue cloth, front panel ruled in blind, spine panel stamped in gold, bottom edge rough-trimmed. First edition. The author's first collection of short fiction. Collects fifteen stories including "Seaton's Aunt," one of de la Mare's best supernatural tales. "All excellent stories." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 500. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, pp. 65-6. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-59. Schlobin, The Literature of Fantasy 292. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, pp. 117-21. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 4-90. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 174. Bleiler (1978), p. 59. Reginald 04033. Early owner's signature in ink dated 1924 on front free endpaper. Small stain to top edge of text block, endpaper darkened, else a bright, very good copy in very good yellow printed dust jacket with some shelf wear at edges, shallow chipping at spine ends and top and bottom edges of rear panel, and some dust soiling. Uncommon in jacket. (#110270).
"First printed, May 1923" on copyright page.