Chicago: Covici-McGee, 1923. First Edition. Octavo, original black cloth bordered in blind and lettered ornately in gilt on front panel, printed paper title label on spine, decorated terra-cotta endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. 241 pp, secondary title page after the Introduction "Tales and Essays / Edited / With an Introduction / by / Vincent Starrett / drawing by Wallace Smith", preceded by a tipped in frontispiece by Smith on glazed paper with decorated glassine protective sheet. Issued in a limited edition of 875 numbered copies, this being copy No.439. Corners bumped, cloth a bit soiled, inner front hinge lightly cracked; chipping to edges of spine label. A good, sound copy. Goldstone & Sweetser 23a. Item #311822
¶ Contains: Introduction; The Shining Pyramid, Out of the Earth, The Spagyric Quest of Beroaldus Cosmopolita, The Priest and the Barber, The Splendid Holiday, The Lost Club, A Wonderful Woman, In Convertendo, The Hidden Mystery, The Martyr, The Art of Dickens, Unconscious Magic, Happiness and Horror, Ars Artium, Realism and Symbol, Paganism, Education and the Uneducated, New Lamps for Old, Mandatum Novissimum, "Sad Happy Race", The Capital Levy, Drake's Drum.