New York, NY: The Merriam Co., no date . [Strange Tales] FIRST US EDITION. Octavo (20 x 15cm), pp.iv; 211 . With 38 engraved plates, including a frontispiece, by Benett. Publisher's blue cloth with gilt titles and black and white illustrations stamped to spine and upper. Bookplate of Francis E. Cunningham to front pastedown. Light spotting to endpapers, and light toning to edges. The lightest of toning to spine, with very light wear to boards. An unusually fresh copy. Near fine. First published in French in 1892, and in English for the first time in London in 1893. A strange tale set in Transylvania which some believe inspired Bram Stoker to write 'Dracula' (1897). Item #56497
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