DescriptionM. R. James. The Five Jars. London: Edward Arnold & Co., 1922.
First edition. Octavo. 172 pages. Seven illustrated plates.
Publisher's red cloth covers with the front cover and spine lettered in black. Slightly rubbed and soiled covers, some foxing to the final pages, small bookseller's ticket attached to the rear pastedown endpaper. Altogether a tight and very good copy.
Montague Rhodes James (August 1, 1862 - June 12, 1936) is best loved and admired for his ghost stories in Jamesian style. Interesting for science fiction collectors, H. P. Lovecraft greatly admired and was inspired by James's work. This particular collection is one of his two focused towards children.
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