THE PURPLE SEA: MORE SPLASHES OF CHINESE COLOR. New York: The Lantern Press, 1930. Octavo, pp. [1-6] 1-153 [154: blank], original decorated boards with black cloth shelf back, spine panel stamped in gold, top edge stained gray, other edges rough trimmed. First edition. Collects eleven fantasy tales, four first published in WEIRD TALES, including, "The Tinkle of the Camel's Bell," a vampire story, set in China and forming a sort of sequel to THE WIND THAT TRAMPS THE WORLD (1929). Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, pp. 141-42. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-278. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1269. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 171. Bleiler (1978), p. 152. Reginald 11077. Spine lean, "35" inked at upper right corner of front free endpaper, a very good copy in poor chipped pictorial dust jacket with spine panel taped to Mylar sleeve. Presents well externally. (#171909).
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