SIGNED BY ALGERNON BLACKWOOD. Episodes Before Thirty by Algernon Blackwood. E. P. Dutton and Co., 1924. Third printing. Signed "Henry Blackwood/ Dec 25-1925" on the first blank page. (Henry is Blackwood's middle name-Hand writing matches other Blackwood signatures.) Hard cover with no dust jacket. Spine is sunned, soiled, worn. A bit of stain on the back cover. Some dust soiling to the top of the page block. Pages are lightly tanned.Otherwise, there are no previous owner markings. Pages are flat without creases, folds. There is some wear to the leading edge of the page block. Not ex-library, not remaindered, not a facsimile reprint. Photos available on request. For sale by Jon Wobber, bookseller since 1978. BK15a
"Algernon Henry Blackwood, CBE (14 March 1869 – 10 December 1951) was an English short story writer and novelist, one of the most prolific writers of ghost stories in the history of the genre. He was also a journalist and a broadcasting narrator. S. T. Joshi has stated that "his work is more consistently meritorious than any weird writer's except Dunsany's" and that his short story collection Incredible Adventures (1914) "may be the premier weird collection of this or any other century"." - Wikipedia.