RAIN IN THE DOORWAY. Garden City: Doubleday, Doran and Company, Inc., 1933. Octavo, pp. [1-12]  2-304 [305-308] [note: first and last leaves are blanks], illustrations by Herbert Roese, original pictorial salmon cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, top edge stained light orange, fore and bottom edges rough trimmed. First edition. "RAIN IN THE DOORWAY is Smith's other masterwork. Snatched into an adjacent dimension where all women are willing, work is a joke, and booze flows like water, Mr. Hector Owen finds himself partner in a firm reminiscent of the establishment run by the Marx Brothers in The Big Store (1941). Accidentally forced to return to our own sorrowful, rain-drenched world, Mr. Owen manages to retain the company of his new girlfriend, who promises to brighten even this vale of tears." - Paul Di Filippo in Pringle, ed., St. James Guide to Fantasy Writers, pp. 532-33. Barron (ed), Fantasy and Horror 5-277. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-325. Bleiler (1978), p. 182. Reginald 13389. A fine copy in fine pictorial dust jacket. A stunning copy. (#156226).
First edition so stated on copyright page.