THE BEAST WITH FIVE FINGERS AND OTHER TALES. London: J. M. Dent and Sons Ltd. New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., 1928. Octavo, pp. [1-2] [i-vi] vii [viii] 1-228 [229: printer's imprint] [230: blank] [note: first leaf is a blank], original green-and-yellow variegated cloth, front and spine panels stamped in blind, top edge stained green and light brown. First edition, British issue. Collects fourteen stories. The author's second and scarcest collection of weird tales, preceded by MIDNIGHT HOUSE (1910). "Good stories." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 767. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, pp. 88-9. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, pp. 193-94. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 4-114. See Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-81. See Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature III, pp. 1532-35. Bleiler (1978), p. 95. Reginald 06885. Bookplate on front paste-down partially (and a bit roughly) removed, a very good copy. (#75408).
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