"SANTA CLAUS CAME BACK THAT YEAR EVEN MORE TIRED AND DISCOURAGED THAN USUAL…"
MORLEY, Christopher. The Romany Stain. New York: Doubleday, Page, 1926. Octavo, contemporary three-quarter navy morocco, patterned endpapers. $400.
First printing of this collection of humorous essays, handsomely bound.
In the 1920s and 30s, Morley "was perhaps the most widely known professional man of letters in the United States" (DAB). His editorial career included positions with the publisher Doubleday, Page, Ladies' Home Journal and Saturday Review of Literature, of which he was one of the founders. Bookplate.