IT AND OTHER STORIES. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1912. Octavo, pp. [1-10] [1-2] 3-386, original pictorial tan buckram cloth, front panel stamped in black, light blue and orange, spine panel stamped in black and light blue. First edition. First printing with "Published March, 1912" and Scribner device on copyright page. "Twelve stories ranging from adventures on desert islands to golf games at Aiken, from love stories in the Adirondacks to tragedy in the South Seas" (jacket copy). First book appearance of "Back There in the Grass," a classic lost race horror story. "An excellent story ..." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1559. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-114. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 581. Bleiler (1978), p. 143. Top edge of text block dusty, else a bright, near fine copy in good pictorial dust jacket (tan paper stock with reproduction of the pictorial binding in black), internally mended with archival tape, with shelf wear at edges, mainly corner tips, lower third of spine panel missing, and narrow 90 mm long chip from bottom edge of rear panel which does not affect any printed copy. (#118782).
First printing has "Published March, 1912" and Scribner device on copyright page.