TRAMPLE THE LILIES. London: Stanley Paul & Co., Ltd., . Octavo, pp. [1-9] 10-316 [317-320: ads], original blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black, bottom edge untrimmed. First edition. Presentation copy with signed inscription by Mansfield dated May 1928 on front free endpaper. A silver print photograph of Mansfield dated 1930 is tipped onto the recto of the front free endpaper. Romantic suspense novel, runaway wife caught in machinations of evil sorcerer / lycanthrope, saved by spiritual regeneration. Sophisticated treatment, but actual fantasy content thin. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 150. Bleiler (1978), p. 133. Reginald 09648. A very good copy in pictorial 7/6 dust jacket (illustration by H. Dixon) with some wear, creasing and chipping at edges and a large ragged tear in the rear panel, and with internal paper tape mends. The rare jacket presents well. (#170215).
"First Published 1926" on copyright page.