THE CIRCUS OF DR. LAO. New York: Published by the Viking Press, 1935. Octavo, pp. [1-2] [1-8] 9-154 [155-158: blank] [note: first and last two leaves are blanks], six inserted plates with eight illustrations by Boris Artzybasheff, one folded with three illustrations, last a tail piece following page 154 not noted in list of illustrations, original red cloth, pictorial paper label affixed to front panel, printed paper label affixed to spine panel, pictorial endpapers by Artzybasheff. First edition. The author's first fantasy book. A "classic novella ..." - Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-137. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 3-137. Cawthorn and Moorcock, Fantasy: The 100 Best Books 48. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature I, pp. 282-86. In 333. A fine copy in very good pictorial dust jacket (designed by Artzybasheff) with wear at edges, shallow chipping at upper spine end and along top edge of front panel, and some tanning, mostly to spine panel and along flap folds. A much better copy than usually seen. (#152463).
"Published July 1935" on copyright page.