PRECIOUS PORCELAIN. New York, London: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1931. Octavo, pp. [1-2] [i-vi] vii-viii [1-2] 3-358 [359-360: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], frontispiece map, original gray cloth, front and spine panels stamped in red, top edge stained red, other edges rough-trimmed. First U.S. edition. The author's second novel, first published in 1931 by Victor Gollancz Ltd. "Mysterious events in a small town are ultimately explained as the result of a series of experiments in the evocation of alternate personalities. A curious elaboration of the Jekyll-and-Hyde motif ..." - Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 2-7. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 122. Stableford, Scientific Romance in Britain 1890-1950, pp. 221-22. Bleiler (1978), p. 19. Reginald 01052. Early owner's signature and 1933 date on front paste-down. A clean, tight, very good copy in good pictorial dust jacket with wear at edges, some foxing and age-darkening, and several damp stains to lower edge. (#152593).
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