THE SHADOWY THIRD AND OTHER STORIES. Garden City: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1923. Octavo, pp. [1-6] [1-2] 3-291 [292: blank] [note: title leaf is an insert], inserted frontispiece with color illustration by Elenore Plaisted Abbott, title page printed in orange and black, original red-brown cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold. First edition. "Psychological ghost stories by Pulitzer Prize winning Virginia regionalist; including oft-reprinted title story, also 'Dare's Gift,' an excellent treatment of ancestral curse theme. Subtle, sophisticated work; moral transgressions expiated in a supernatural context." - Robert Knowlton. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 695. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, pp. 171-72. Bleiler (1978), p. 82. Reginald 06028. Kelley, p. 55 (setting A; only impression). Gold lettering on spine panel dull (a flaw endemic to this book), else a fine copy in a remarkably nice non-pictorial dust jacket (printed in black and red on oatmeal paper stock) with a bit of rubbing and darkening to spine panel, light wear at tail of spine panel and corner tips, and very shallow chipping at head of spine panel. Rare in jacket. (#147297).
First edition so stated on copyright page.