THE SHAME DANCE AND OTHER STORIES. Wilbur Daniel Steele.

THE SHAME DANCE AND OTHER STORIES. London: T. Fisher Unwin Ltd, [1924]. Octavo, pp. [1-6] 7-320 original blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black and ruled in blind. First British edition. The author's second short story collection. A mixed collection containing at least one supernatural tale, "La Guiablesse," about a devil ship which will not return to port (where the captain's wife lives) until the moment of her death; the captain is possessed by the soul of the ship. Fine collection by author highly regarded for short fiction during the 1920s and 1930s. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978) or Reginald (1979; 1992). Smith, American Fiction, 1901-1925 S-835. Some foxing to endpapers and page edges, a nearly fine copy in very good pictorial dust jacket with light wear and short tears along top and bottom edges and general dust soiling. (#158642).

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"First published in England 1924" on copyright page.