THE HAPPY GHOST AND OTHER STORIES. New York and London: Harper and Brothers Publishers, n.d. . Octavo, pp. [1-8]  2-280, original yellow green decorated cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black. First edition, U.S. issue with cancel title page. Twenty short stories, including at least three with supernatural content ("The Happy Ghost," "Before Dinner," and "God and the Bud Openers"). "Undistinguished." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 104. The author was a British physician and civil servant. Bleiler (1978), p. 17. Not in Reginald (1979; 1992). Early owner's neat signature and date on the front free endpaper. A fine copy in very good pictorial dust jacket (priced $2.50 on the front flap) with light wear at edges, 60 mm closed tear in rear panel, and some fade to spine panel. This jacket is rarely found in any condition. (#159149).
"Printed in Great Britain" on copyright page. No statement of printing date.