THE DEVIL AND THE DOCTOR. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1940. Octavo, pp. [1-2] [i-iv] v [vi] 1-308 [309: blank] [310: "about the author"] [311-312: blank] [note: first and last leaves are blanks], original red cloth, spine panel stamped in gold, top edge stained gray, fore-edge rough-trimmed, gray endpapers. First edition. A presentation copy with signed inscription by Keller on the half title page: "To Mr. & Mrs. M. R. Kiefer / With the hope that eventually / you will finish the building of / your Stone Fence, even if / you have to have the Devil help / you. / David H. Keller M. D. / Dec. 1, 1940." The Devil befriends an antiquarian bookseller who specializes in demonology and the black arts. "A noteworthy book, despite many flaws ..." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 933. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-197. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 112. Reginald 08109. A very good copy in good dust jacket with wear and shallow loss along top and bottom edges with several internal tape mends to same. (#163345).
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