THE FIFTH SON OF THE SHOEMAKER. New York: Robert M. McBride & Company, 1930. Octavo, pp. [1-2] [i-viii] ix-x [1-3] 4-282  [284: blank] [note: first leaf is a blank], original pictorial blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black, all edges trimmed. First edition. An "elaborate story of maturation, framed as a kind of non-supernatural fairy tale, which has affinities with the work of Robert Nathan." - Barron (ed), Fantasy and Horror (1999) 5-67. Bleiler (1948), p. 85. Not in Reginald (1979; 1992). A fine copy in nearly fine pictorial dust jacket with light wear at lower spine end, crease to front panel, and clipped price. A lovely copy. (#162030).
"Published, September, 1930" on copyright page.