London: Edward Arnold, 1904. [Strange tales] FIRST EDITION. Octavo (22 x 16cm), pp.xii; 270; , blank; 16, advertisements dated November 1904. Bound in publisher's brown buckram, with yapp-edged boards; red double-ruled borders, titles in black to front board and spine; untrimmed edges. With 4 haunting illustrations by McBryde. Some light spotting, tiny repaired tear to fore edge of the 'list of illustrations' page, some dustiness spotting to edges. Binding shows very well, marginally toned to spine, a little frayed to corners. Near fine. A superb and seminal collection of short supernatural stories, including "The Mezzotint", guaranteed to linger in the mind of any devoted bibliophile. Item #54058
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