TO THE ADVENTUROUS. Nesbit, Mrs. Hubert Bland.

TO THE ADVENTUROUS. London: Hutchinson & Co., n.d. [1923]. Octavo, pp. [1-12] 13-286 [287-288: blank] [note: first and last leaves are blanks] + 40-page publisher's catalogue "for the Spring, 1923" inserted at rear, original burgundy cloth, front panel stamped in blind, spine panel stamped in black, bottom edge untrimmed. First edition, later state with later publisher's catalogue. Includes the title story, which is supernatural, and "The Pavilion," a horror story featuring a vampire plant. The nineteen stories are part of the fiction-for-adults output of an author famous -- then and now -- for her children's stories. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 419u and 1097a. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1605. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, pp. 299-300. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 379. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978). Owner's signature at top edge of front free endpaper. 7 mm closed tear in cloth at upper spine end, a tight, clean, very good copy. A nice copy of a scarce book. (#152060).

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