SHEEP'S-HEAD & BABYLON AND OTHER STORIES OF YESTERDAY AND TO-DAY. London: John Lane The Bodley Head Limited, . Large 16mo, pp. [i-iv] v [vi-viii] 1-344, original green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in yellow, top edge stained green. First edition. A collection of eighteen short stories, half set in the past, half in the present, some supernatural. For the student of her supernatural material, this is one of her half-dozen most important collections, according to Robert Knowlton, writing in Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 50. Most were not reprinted in either THE BISHOP OF HELL or KECKSIES. Tuck, The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy, p. 280. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 96 (pointing out that "The Necromancers" has also been reprinted as "The Incantation"). Cloth lightly stained, mostly near fore-edge of rear cover, mild bump to lower front corner tip, a very good copy in fair 7/6 decorated dust jacket with 130x30 mm chip from top edge with loss of several letters of the title, smaller 40x20 mm chip from lower spine end with loss of two letters of "HEAD" in publisher's imprint, long closed tear in front panel, a crease down center of spine panel where once folded. Rare in jacket. (#170989).
"First published in 1929" on copyright page.