Round the Fire Stories. With a Frontispiece by A. Castaigne. London: Smith, Elder, 1908. First edition. Maroon buckram, title and illustration in gilt to upper cover, and spine. Front cover lightl rubbed, foxing (browning) to prelimenary leaves, otherwise a very good copy. A collection of 17 short stories, mostly criminous or fantastic, the latter including "The Leather Funnel," an antiquarian ghost story worthy of M. R. James, "Playing With Fire," and "The Brown Hand." Also present are the nearly-Sherlockian stories "The Man With the Watches" and "The Lost Special."