THE SHORT STORY. London: Martin Secker, . Small octavo, pp. [1-7] 7-63 [64: printer's imprint], original black cloth, printed paper label on spine. First edition. An idiosyncratic essay by a writer who was a fine practitioner of the form himself. Part of a series of a dozen or so short books the publisher commissioned dealing with various literary genres and forms. Some faint damp staining to cloth, especially on spine panel, offsetting to free endpapers, a good copy of an uncommon wartime book. (#142404).