MAY FAIR.; Being an Entertainment purporting to reveal to Gentlefolk the Real state of Affairs existing in the very Heart of London during the fifteenth and sixteenth years of the reign of His Majesty King George the Fifth: together with Suitable reflections on the last follies, misadventures, and galanteries of These Charming People. Michael ARLEN.
MAY FAIR.; Being an Entertainment purporting to reveal to Gentlefolk the Real state of Affairs existing in the very Heart of London during the fifteenth and sixteenth years of the reign of His Majesty King George the Fifth: together with Suitable reflections on the last follies, misadventures, and galanteries of These Charming People.
MAY FAIR.; Being an Entertainment purporting to reveal to Gentlefolk the Real state of Affairs existing in the very Heart of London during the fifteenth and sixteenth years of the reign of His Majesty King George the Fifth: together with Suitable reflections on the last follies, misadventures, and galanteries of These Charming People.

MAY FAIR.; Being an Entertainment purporting to reveal to Gentlefolk the Real state of Affairs existing in the very Heart of London during the fifteenth and sixteenth years of the reign of His Majesty King George the Fifth: together with Suitable reflections on the last follies, misadventures, and galanteries of These Charming People.

New York: George H. Doran Company on Murray Hill, [1925]. Signed Limited First Edition. Vellum over Boards. Octavo. The Special, Large-Paper Edition, in the original publisher's binding of orange paper-covered boards with vellum spine and corners, leather label on spine with titles in gilt, top edges gilt. Issued in a limited edition of 550 hand-numbered copies signed by the author, this being copy No. 457. 369 pp. A fine copy in a nearly fine dust jacket, light dust-soiling to white paper, price corner intact. Fine in Dust Jacket. Item #311310

¶ Michael Arlen, born as Dikran Kouyoumdjian in Bulgaria of Armenian ancestry, became a naturalised British subject in 1922 and was a popular writer during the 20s and 30s. MAY FAIR is a collection of short stories, including romances, ghost stories, tales of fantasy and the macabre as well as comedies. "The Battle of Berkeley Square": A man is taken ill to his sister's house where she is giving birth. Presumably close to death, for a brief period he appears to exchange bodies with her. "The Gentleman from America": A rationalised ghost story in which a gentleman is bet £500 that he will not stay a night in a supposedly haunted house. "The Prince of the Jews", "The Revolting Doom of a Gentleman who would not Dance with His Wife", "To Lamoir", and "Farewell, These Charming People" all have supernatural content.

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