THE FRUIT STONERS: BEING THE ADVENTURES OF MARIA AMONG THE FRUIT STONERS. New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc., 1935. Octavo, pp. [1-6] 7-286  [288: blank], original decorated magenta cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black, top edge stained black, fore-edge untrimmed, bottom edge rough trimmed. First U.S. edition. 2000 copies printed and bound. "A strange and brilliant book that has never received the attention it deserves, partly because it strikes eternals through a child, yet is not a children's book." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 196. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-34. Bleiler (1978), p. 24. Reginald 01385. Ashley A.39.2. In 333. A bright, nearly fine copy in good pictorial dust jacket with wear at spine ends and corner tips, some rubbing along folds, some tanning to spine and rear panels, and general dust soiling. (#165468).
First edition so stated on copyright page.