FULLY DRESSED AND IN HIS RIGHT MIND: A NOVEL. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1935. Octavo, pp. [1-6] [1-2] 3-215 [216-217] [218: colophon], original black cloth, front and spine panels stamped in white, top edge stained black. First edition. The author's first novel. "A curious tale whose luckless hero is persecuted by a murderous midget with a direly intimidating stare, but finds succor by virtue of his involvement with a supernatural female." - Clute and Grant (eds), The Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997), p. 350. "Hard-boiled Depression-era allegorical fantasy, unique in American letters, and for all that, extremely well-done. Sentimental but never sappy, and vicious little fear-figure is particularly memorable."- Robert Knowlton. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-135. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 630. Bleiler (1978), p. 72. Reginald 05386. Hubin (1994), p. 281. Baird and Greenwood, An Annotated Bibliography of California Fiction 1664-1970 797. A fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with just a touch of wear at edges, small pinkish stain to front panel, and mild dust soiling to rear panel. A nice copy. (#96373).
First edition so stated on copyright page.