THE CRUSHED FLOWER and Other Stories.
Edition: First US printing.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1916. dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of five short stories and three novellas. Although the title story depicts the mind of a child with tenderness and pathos, other stories in this collection are much darker. Kunitz and Haycraft commented "In his work, if he resembles any other author, it is Poe - but a Poe who has crossed the border of fantasy into the realm of absolute blackness." However, during this period America was avid for anything relating to Edgar Allan Poe and, as Poe's Russian equivalent, translations of Andreyev's work found a ready audience in the English-speaking world. Translated from the Russian by Herman Bernstein, 361 pp.
Condition: Near fine (name inside front cover) in a very good dust jacket (tape reinforcement to interior of dj, some chipping at head of dj spine, but scarce in dj) No price on dj flap, but on the list on the back the price is shown as 1.50)