NINETEEN IMPRESSIONS. London: Sidgwick & Jackson, Ltd., 1918. Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii [viii] ix-xv [xvi] [1-2] 3-226 [227-228: ads], original blue cloth, front panel stamped in gold and ruled in blind, spine panel stamped in gold, fore and bottom edges untrimmed. First edition, first printing. Incisive fantasy shorts, visionary in a very dark hue; including classics "Cut-Throat Farm," "The Misanthrope," and "Powers of the Air." "Collection of stories including several timeslip stories and some remarkable studies in abnormal psychology, plus two metaphysical fantasies: 'The Little Town' (1912) and 'The Empty Theatre' (1914)." - Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-30. "... a most undervalued contributor to the genre." - Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 31. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 33. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 152. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy Volume II, p. 21 (describing the first impression). Stableford, Scientific Romance in Britain 1890-1950, pp. 106-07. Bleiler (1978), p. 21. Reginald 01158. Spine panel a bit faded, pulpy wartime paper tanned (less than usually encountered), a very good copy. Excellent condition for this book. Scarce. (#167272).
No statement of printing. The second printing is marked "second impression" on the title page.