BATS IN THE BELFRY. Garden City: Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc., 1943. Octavo, pp. [1-4] [i-iv] v-vi [vii-viii] 1-242 [243-244: blank] [note: first and last leaves are blanks], illustrations by Herbert Roese, original orange cloth, spine panel stamped in black, fore and bottom edges untrimmed. First edition. In this "gay and ribald" sequel to Thorne Smith's posthumous THE PASSIONATE WITCH (1941) which Matson completed, Jennifer, the "passionate" witch, returns from the grave. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1131. Bleiler (1978), p. 136. Reginald 09815. A fine copy in very good, bright, pictorial dust jacket with light wear at spine ends, tiny chip from upper rear corner tip, several closed tears, the longest 20 mm at the top edge of the rear panel, and mild fade to orange background ink. An attractive copy. (#3698).
First edition so stated on copyright page.