THE DELICATE FIRE: SHORT STORIES AND POEMS. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, Inc., n.d. . Octavo, pp. [1-4] 5-6 [7-8] 9-360, original burgundy cloth, spine panel stamped in orange, top edge stained burgundy. First U.S. edition. Printed from the plates used for the 1933 Jonathan Cape edition. Largely historical fiction about ancient Greeks and Romans. The author's fourth collection of short stories for adults. Scattered foxing to text block early and late, a good copy in good pictorial dust jacket with shallow chips from edges, 58 mm closed tear along front flap fold, and tanning to spine panel. (#159501).
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