The Black Dog and Other Stories
Place Published: New York
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Date Published: 1923
Edition: First American edition
Book Id: 37779
294pp. Duodecimo [19 cm] 1/4 black cloth with red and black decorative paper covered boards with a tan and black printed paper title label. Very good. The extremities are mildly rubbed. The underlying boards are exposed occasionally along the edges. The spine is slanted, and the spine ends and corners of the covers are gently bumped. From the collection of Berkeley book collector and letter press printer, John Ruyle, with his bookplate on the front pastedown. The pages are age-toned, and very occasionally lightly stained. The Bleiler checklist cites the UK edition. Bleiler 427i.
A. E. Coppard was considered to be a skillful writer of short stories. This collection contains two fantasies, "Simple Simon," and "The Man from Kilsheelan."