Indianapolis: Popular Fiction Publishing Co., 1938. First Printing. First edition. Tall octavo, original printed wrappers. Cover artwork by Margaret Brundage, a gorgeous Brundage nude illustrating THE WITCH'S MARK by Dorothy Quick. Pencil name on front cover, tiny hairline creases, Store stamp "Ted's Tobacco Shop, 1353 St. Clair Ave West, MELrose 9357" on first leaf, spine panel unfaded (bright red with yellow & black lettering). Most of the internal artwork is by Virgil Finlay. This issue contains the first appearance in print of Seabury Quinn's story ROADS, considered a major classic in the field. A near fine copy, with off-white paper. Item #311297
¶ Contents: "Her Demon Lover" (An excerpt from Kubla Khan), a poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge Illustrated by Virgil Finlay; The Witch's Mark, a novelette by Dorothy Quick; The Canal • [Fungi from Yuggoth 24], a poem by H. P. Lovecraft; The House of Living Music, a short story by Edmond Hamilton; Roads, a novelette by Seabury Quinn; The Hairy Ones Shall Dance (Serial, part 1 of 3) by Manly Wade Wellman [writing as by Gans T. Field]; Toean Matjan, short story by Vennette Herron; The Voyage of the Neutralia (Serial, part 3 of 3) by B. Wallis; Lost Dream, a poem by Emil Petaja; The Light Was Green, short story by John Rawson Speer; Valley of Bones, short story by David H. Keller; The Third Interne, short story by Idwal Jones; Ethan Brand (reprint from 1850), short story by Nathaniel Hawthorne.