London: George Allen & Sons. 1910. First Edition (& 1st printing). Hardcover. Octavo, original blue-gray cloth titled in gold on spine & front panel, top edge gilt, fore-and bottom edges trimmed. 252 pp, with nine stunning full page black & white plates by Sime throughout the text. 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, which is not what we have here, the top page edges on this copy are gilded, making this binding unrecorded.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.
Price (USD): $250.00