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. Endpapers a bit darkened (largely offset from jacket flaps), a very good copy in very good pictorial dust jacket with wear at spine ends and corner tips with shallow loss at upper spine end, several short closed tears, some darkening and dust soiling to spine and rear panels, and clipped price. (#77487).
First edition so stated on copyright page.