MAY FAIR. London: W. Collins Sons & Co. Ltd., [1925]. Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii [viii] 1-319 [320] [321-325: ads] [326: publisher's device] [327-328: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], title page printed in red and black, original black cloth, front panel stamped in gold and blind, spine panel stamped in gold. First edition. Twelve short stories, five of them supernatural. Bleiler noted them for presenting "good atmosphere of the Roaring Twenties." Includes "The Gentleman From America," one of Arlen's best horror stories. This story and three others, "The Prince of the Jews," "To Lamoir" and "The Ghoul of Golders Green." were collected in GHOST STORIES (1927). Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 21. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 37. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, pp. 13-4. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature II, pp. 605-06. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 35. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 35. Bleiler (1978), p. 10. See Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-3. Upper right corner of front cover a little marked, else a clean, bright, near fine copy. (#118306).

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