Strange Stories from the Lodge of Leisures, published in 1913 by Constable.
25 weird tales translated from the Chinese by George Soulie.
Condition: Good, 166pp. Publisher's original maroon cloth with unusual designs of ghostly vapour swirls blocked in red and gilt stamped titles. Cloth is worn, bumped to the corners, some wrinkles and a few ink spots, the spine has dulled with an area of fading to the top edge which has worn away some of the titles, rear board clean with good colour. The pages are tightly bound, lightly toned and foxed in places. It's a solid copy internally, but the boards are showing their age.
*An important collection of oriental supernatural tales including the terrifying Vampire story 'Corpse of the Blood Drinker', other weird offerings include The Woman in Green, Autumn Moon, The Dwarf Hunters, The Laughing Ghost, The Spirit of the River and many more. “Each is a small gem of economy and style; the collection as a whole set the standard for Oriental fantastic literature." - Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural. A scarce and little known collection in any condition, listed in most genre bibliographies.