THE FLYING YORKSHIREMAN. NOVELLAS ... With a Note by Whit Burnett and Martha Foley. New York and London: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1938. Octavo, pp. [1-10] [1-2] 3-273  [275-282: signature on coated paper stock] [note: first leaf is a blank], title page printed in blue and black, original tan cloth, spine panel stamped in black, top edge stained light brown, other edges rough trimmed, fiber patterned endpapers. First edition. Collects the title novella and four other separate, unlinked stories: "Snow in Summer" by Helen Hull, "Season of Celebration" by Albert Maltz, "Turnip's Blood" by Rachel Maddux, and "The Song the Summer Evening Sings" by I. J. Kapstein. "The Flying Yorkshireman" is "among the best humorous fantasy of its generation." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 965. It is set in Hollywood were Sam Small, the archetypal Yorkshireman, "discovers the secret of levitation and becomes an instant success in films." - Baird and Greenwood, An Annotated Bibliography of California Fiction 1664-1970 1407. Includes a note on the long story form by Whit Burnett and Martha Foley, editors of STORY, and authors' photographs and brief biographical sketches. Barron (ed), Fantasy and Horror (1999) 5-167. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-204. Bleiler (1978), p. 116. Reginald 08388. A very good copy. (#161976).
"FIRST EDITION / C-N" on copyright page.