London: George Allen & Sons. 1910. 1910. First Edition, First Impression. Hardcover. Octavo, original blue-gray cloth titled in gold on spine & front panel, top edge gilt, fore-and bottom edges trimmed. Of the two states of the text, this is the first state (State A), with integral title leaf and 'WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY S.H. SIME' on copyright page. Of several noted bindings, this copy has 'GEORGE ALLEN' at base of spine in sans-serif type, which corresponds - almost - to Currey binding C, but that is a remainder binding with no gilding on the top page edges, as we have here. 252 pp, with nine full page black & white plates by Sime throughout the text. Light fading to spine, corners rolled and a bit soft, a very good, bright copy. Very Good. Item #311287
¶ The author's fourth book, a collection of fantasy tales, including 'The Hashish Man'. Joshi & Schweitzer 1A.5.a.