Darlington, W.A. ALF'S BUTTON
New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, (1920). First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Mild dust soiling to top edge, owner's discreet signature and date (1926) to front free endsheet, else a sharp, fresh fine copy in grey cloth with red lettering and rules; in a price-clipped illustrated dust jacket that is rubbed, nicked, spine-darkened.
Comic fantasy based upon sketches the author created for the WWI-era PASSING SHOW, tells of a working-class soldier who conjures a djinn from a button on his uniform derived from Aladdin's lamp. Adapted for stage, screen; sequelled in ALF'S NEW BUTTON.