FAR WANDERING MEN. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., Publishers, . Octavo, pp. [1-10] 11-265 [266-268] [note: last leaf is a blank], original decorated gray cloth, front and spine panels stamped in red, pictorial endpapers, top edge stained red, fore-edge untrimmed, bottom edge rough trimmed. First edition. The author's third collection of short stories, all with South Seas settings, several with supernatural motifs and dark tones. Includes "Powers of Darkness," a voodoo tale which has been anthologized more than once. Russell's first collection, THE RED MARK AND OTHER STORIES (1919; UK 1921 as WHERE THE PAVEMENT ENDS) was praised by Conan Doyle as "the best book of short tales by any debutant since Kipling's 'Plain Tales'" (quoted on book jacket). Bleiler (1948), p. 241. Hubin (1994), p. 708. Spine panel slightly darkened, a couple of tiny nicks to cloth of front panel, a tight, very good copy. (#117435).
First edition so stated on copyright page.