THE RIDDLE AND OTHER STORIES. London: Selwyn & Blount Limited, [1923]. Octavo, pp. [1-8] [1] 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. 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. Top edge of text block a bit dusty, mild age-darkening to endpapers, small private owner's bookplate affixed to front free endpaper, a very good copy. (#130269).

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"First printed, May 1923" on copyright page.