BENEATH THE SURFACE And Other Stories. With a Portrait of the Author and an Introduction by Desmond MacCarthy. Gerald Warre CORNISH.

BENEATH THE SURFACE And Other Stories. With a Portrait of the Author and an Introduction by Desmond MacCarthy.

London: Grant Richards Limited, St. Martin's Street. No Date [1918]. First Edition, First Impression. Hardcover. Ocytavo, original slate-blue cloth titled in black on spine & front panel. 373 pp, frontispiece portrait with tissue guard. Spine very slightly leaned, mild fading to spine panel; corners slightly soft and knock with some fraying to lower right front corner and spine tips. Better than it sounds; this is generally a solid, very good copy of an extremely scarce book. Very Good. Item #311607

The title story - actually a novelette- is a weird, mystical tale of two explorers searching for the source of the Euphrates and the Garden of Eden. The author was killed in World War One. "Certainly ‘Beneath the Surface’ is a minor classic in the literature of mystical fiction." - Mark Valentine. Worldcat lists but 4 holdings in University Libraries worldwide. See Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction (1983), item 436.

Price: $150.00