SOME WOMEN OF THE UNIVERSITY: BEING A LAST SELECTION FROM THE STRANGE PAPERS OF CHRISTOPHER BLAYRE, PH.D., D.LITT. (SOMETIME REGISTRAR IN THE UNIVERSITY OF COSMOPOLI). Nubiana: Tip. Sorelle Nessuno [i.e. London: Robert Stockwell], 1934. Octavo, pp. [1-8]  2-171 [172: printer's imprint], title page printed in red and black, original blue boards, printed paper label affixed to spine panel. First edition. Limited to 100 numbered copies. Copy number 69 with a signed inscription by Heron-Allen as "Christopher Blayre" to Dorothy Anderton Sharpe, F.R.C.S." dated January 1938 on the limitation page. The only edition, privately printed by the author for the "Chosen Few" whose interest in them caused them to be selected." This is the final group of science fiction and weird stories from the "Strange Papers of Doctor Blayre," narratives supposedly deposited by various professors with the registrar of the University of Cosmopoli in 1952. Collects four stories, "Zum Wildbad" (vampirism), "The Boots" (footwear with supernatural powers), "Another Squaw?" (variation on the theme of Bram Stoker's famous story involving marine biology) and "Passiflora Vindicta. Wrammsbothame" (an anthropomorphic tropical plant). "The ironic wit is not to everyone's taste, but these are among the best satirical weird tales." - Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-28. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 35-6. Bleiler (1978), p. 26. Reginald 07141. Spine panel a bit darkened, else a nearly fine copy. A fairly scarce book. (#149989).
"This is No. __ / of One Hundred copies of / this Final Selection from 'The / Strange Papers of Doctor Blayre,' / printed for the Chosen Few whose / interest in them caused them / to be selected" on verso of title leaf.