BLOOD. New York: Heron Press Inc, 1930. Octavo, pp. [1-12] 13-80, five inserted lithographic plates with illustrations by Edgar Parin d'Aulaire, title page printed in red and black, original red cloth, spine panel stamped in gold, pictorial paper overlay on front panel, decorated endpapers, fore and bottom edges untrimmed. First edition in English. Limited to 750 (so stated in the trade issue) or 1100 copies (so stated in the limited issue and in the prospectus). This is number 260. Trade issue limited to 1000 or 650 copies, probably the latter (limitation statements in books and prospectus vary). Collects three contes cruels, "Mamaloi," "The White Maiden," and "Tomato Sauce," translated from the German by Erich Posselt and Sinclair Dombrow. See Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature V, p. 2398 for brief summaries of two of these stories. Only a handful of Ewers' short stories had been translated into English until quite recently. Spine panel just a bit faded, a very good or better copy without dust jacket as issued. (#165610).