VAIN OBLATIONS. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1914. Octavo, pp. [1-10] [1-2] 3-324 [325-326: blank] [note: first and last leaves are blanks], original red cloth, front panel stamped in gold and blind, spine panel stamped in gold, fore-edge untrimmed. First edition. Gerould's first book. Collects seven stories including the supernatural fiction, "On the Staircase" (which Bleiler  calls "excellent"). Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1762. Bleiler (1978), p. 81. Not in Reginald (1979; 1992). Smith, American Fiction, 1901-1925 G-120. Small chip from the bottom edge of the front free endpaper, else a nearly fine, bright copy. (#152108).
"Published March, 1914" and Scribner seal on copyright page.