TONGUES OF FIRE And Other Sketches. Algernon BLACKWOOD.
TONGUES OF FIRE And Other Sketches.
TONGUES OF FIRE And Other Sketches.

TONGUES OF FIRE And Other Sketches.

London: Herbert Jenkins Limited, 1924. First Edition, First Impression. Hardcover. Octavo, original green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black, publisher's monogram stamped in black on rear panel. [312] pp + [8] pp publisher's ads at rear. This copy is Signed by the Author on the front free endpaper, dated 1924. Browning to endpapers, spine just a bit cocked; light rubbing along front spine hinge, 1-inch split to cloth at base of front spine hinge, corner tips rolled; a very good copy, overall, of a book rarely encountered signed or inscribed. Very Good. Item #311226

¶ A Collection of 20 stories and one essay, including the supernatural / weird tales "Alexander Alexander", "Continuous Performance", "Falling Glass", "Laughter of Courage", "Little Beggar", "Lost!", "Malahide and Forden", "Man of Earth", "Man Who Was Milligan", "Nephele", "The Olive", "Open Window", "Other Woman", "Petershin and Mr. Snide", "Picking FirCones", "Pikestaffe Case", "Playing Catch", "S.O.S.", "Spell of Egypt", "Tongues of Fire", & "World-Dream of McCallister". Mike Ashley, in ALGERNON BLACKWOOD: A Bio-Bibliography (Greenwood Press, 1987), item A.23.1, states "The first impression is extremely hard to find, all copies consulted being identified as Second Printings, details of first printing obtained from publisher's now incomplete records." Ashley A.23.1.

Price: $450.00