FAR WANDERING MEN. John Russell.

FAR WANDERING MEN. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., Publishers, [1929]. Octavo, pp. [1-10] 11-265 [266-268] [note: last leaf is a blank], original decorated gray cloth, front and spine panels stamped in red, pictorial endpapers, top edge stained red, fore-edge untrimmed, bottom edge rough trimmed. First edition. The author's third collection of short stories, all with South Seas settings, several with supernatural motifs and dark tones. Russell's first collection, THE RED MARK AND OTHER STORIES (1919; UK 1921 as WHERE THE PAVEMENT ENDS) was praised by Conan Doyle as "the best book of short tales by any debutant since Kipling's 'Plain Tales'" (quoted on book jacket). Bleiler (1948), p. 241. Hubin (1994), p. 708. A fine copy in very good pictorial dust jacket with light wear along top and bottom edges, shallow loss at spine ends, and clipped price. (#152412).

Price: $175.00

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