STORIES WITHOUT TEARS. New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company Publishers, . Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v-vi [vii-viii] 1-341 [342-344: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], original red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold. First U.S. edition. Mixed collection, mostly light pieces, also a series of moral fables, notably "The Wrong Elixir," which brings death rather than immortality. Thematically similar to earlier fantasies, but no longer ornate and sentimental, rather terse and ironic. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-197. Bleiler (1978), p. 153. Hubin (1994), p. 624. NCBEL IV 698. Owner's signature in pencil on front free endpaper and his name stamped in ink on front paste-down, a very good, bright copy. (#151872).
"November, 1914" on copyright page.