THE SORCERER'S APPRENTICE. Translated from the German ... by Ludwig Lewisohn. New York: The John Day Company, 1927. Large octavo, pp. [1-10] [1-2] 3-337 [338: colophon] [339-342: blank] [note: first and last two leaves are blanks], illustrations by Mahlon Blaine, original pictorial black cloth, front and spine panels stamped in red and gold, top edge stained yellow, fore and bottom edges untrimmed, pictorial endpapers. First edition in English. 2000 copies printed. The first Frank Braun novel, first published in German in 1907. "The best of the Frank Braun stories." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 616. Highly regarded by H. P. Lovecraft (see his Supernatural Horror in Literature). Illustrations by Mahlon Blaine include six full-page plates, pictorial head- and tail-pieces for each chapter, pictorial endpapers, and designs for the cover. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-68. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 79. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-81. In 333. See Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature V, pp. 2397-99. See Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, pp. 145-46. Bleiler (1978), p. 70. Reginald 04978. Not in Bloch (2002; 2010). Gold lettering on spine panel a bit dull, lower front corner tip lightly worn, a tight, very good copy. (#163256).
"FIRST PUBLISHED, MARCH, 1927 / Of this first edition of THE SORCERER'S / APPRENTICE only 2,000 copies have been / printed" on copyright page.