THE ETERNAL SMILE AND OTHER STORIES. Translated by Alan Lair, Erik Mesterton, Denys W. Haring [and] Carl Eric Lindin. New York: Random House, . Octavo, original navy blue cloth stamped in white, gray and light blue, brown endpapers. First edition. Includes the title story, a tale of the supernatural, "Evil Tales," a group of eleven macabre fantasies first published in Swedish in 1924, and nine other stories, including "The Myth of Mankind" which is first published here. "Lagerkvist's most common prose vehicle lies somewhere between the parable and the fable..." (introduction, p. xv). Reginald 08529. See Clute and Grant (eds.), Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997), pp. 556-57. A fine copy in near fine dust jacket with light wear along top edges. Scarce. (#117616).
First printing so stated on copyright page.