Chatto and Windus, London, 1928
Octavo. Original yellow cloth boards with red trim, lettered to spine in red. Top edge stained yellow, lower edge untrimmed. Minor rubbing to lower edge, otherwise a fine copy in a fine dust jacket with the same red trim, with one or two tiny spots on the upper panel. A superb example and a rare survivor in this state.
With the publisher's prospectus for The Childermass and another advertising leaflet loosely inserted, the former with scattered foxing.
The Childermass was first published in two editions: a special limited edition of 225 copies and an ordinary edition of 2500 copies of which 1000 were destroyed by the publisher. Fine copies of the ordinary edition seem to be the more scarce.
Lewis intended to publish The Childermass in three sections, with sections 2 and 3 following soon after the publication of the first. However, the series wasn't completed until the mid 1950s and titled collectively The Human Age.