London: Elkin Matthews, 1904. Paperback. 60p., iv backlist, 5.5x6.25 inches, series list on inner covers, first edition thus, paperback in lightly-worn blue wraps with Vigo Cabinet Series logo on front cover and titles in black, publisher's device on rear cover in black. The head of spine back strip has a half-inch snag and tear (no losses, repairable); pervasive damp-damage has lightly rippled the textblock; light mildew-blotches cover half-title (the first leaf) and to a lesser extent the terminal leaf. Given the nice paperstock and presswork, the item remains attractive still.
"The Tables" was published separately in Savpy in 1896. This is the first separate publication of the story, trade paper edition after a limited deluxe hardcover. Occult content.