THE FLAMES: A FANTASY. London: Secker & Warburg, 1947. Octavo, pp. [1-7] 8-84, original red and black marbled boards with black cloth shelf back, spine panel stamped in gold. First edition. The narrator, after tossing a piece of igneous rock into his fireplace one night, finds he has liberated a fire elemental (a salamander), who proceeds to engage him in conversation on matters of great import. Presented as a long letter from a friend in an insane asylum. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1517. Bleiler (1978), p. 185. Reginald 13552. Satty and Smith A18.1.1. A fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with touch of wear at spine ends and corner tips and faded spine panel. (#131432).
"First published 1947" on copyright page.