Algernon Blackwood (1869-1951) was a British journalist and writer who is most famous for his ghost stories. This collection of short stories was first published by Eveleigh Nash in 1908. There is no copy in any U.K. library of the Fisher Unwin edition. There was another Popular Edition also published in 1922, but with a price of 2 shillings and a different jacket design.
First edition, thus
Publisher: T. Fisher Unwin
Series: Popular edition
Binding: Blue cloth with letters TFU intertwined in centre of cover in black and four small designs at corners; title, author and publisher in black on spine; oval on rear cover in black advertising Wright's Coal Tar soap
Size: 179 x 116 mm
Dust jacket: signed Blam, lower left corner
Internal illustrations: none
Price: 2 shillings 6 pence
Dust jacket (click to enlarge)
Printing history: Popular edition (T. Fisher Unwin Ltd), 1922
Printed by: The Mayflower Press, Plymouth. William Brendon & Son, Ltd
Notes: Blampied's signature was on the small piece missing from the bottom left hand corner of the front panel of the jacket.
Panel of jacket in Blampied's album (click to enlarge)