THE MAN WHO SAW THROUGH HEAVEN AND OTHER STORIES. New York and London: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1927. Octavo, pp. [1-8] 1-396 [397: colophon] [398: blank], original pictorial tan boards with brown cloth shelf back, front and rear panels stamped in gray, spine panel stamped in gold, fore-edge untrimmed, bottom edge rough trimmed, patterned endpapers. First edition. A collection of short fiction including mystery and supernatural stories. Includes "Blue Murder," which Queen called one of Steele's "most important stories in the field." (Queen's Quorum, p. 81) Two of the twelve stories, the title story and "Blue Murder," are O. Henry prize winners. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1521. Bleiler (1978), p. 185. Queen, The Detective Short Story, p. 102. Hubin (1994), p. 768. Neat early owner's signatures on front free endpaper and half title page. Mild age-darkening to top edge of text block, else a fine copy in nearly fine typographical printed dust jacket (orange paper stock) with just a touch of wear at edges and hint of sunning to spine panel. This book is seldom found in such nice condition. (#130557).
"First edition" and code "H-B" on copyright page.