Item #312537 JAPANESE TALES OF MYSTERY AND IMAGINATION. Translated by James B. Harris. Edogawa RAMPO, Hirai Taro.
JAPANESE TALES OF MYSTERY AND IMAGINATION. Translated by James B. Harris.
JAPANESE TALES OF MYSTERY AND IMAGINATION. Translated by James B. Harris.
JAPANESE TALES OF MYSTERY AND IMAGINATION. Translated by James B. Harris.

JAPANESE TALES OF MYSTERY AND IMAGINATION. Translated by James B. Harris.

Tokyo, Japan & Rutland, Vermont: Charles E. Tuttle Company, [1956]. First Edition in English. Octavo, original decorated paper-covered boards (tan boards with spiderweb decorations and the author's 'chop' in red, black spine lettered in silver, patterened endpapers. 222 pp. Signature in ink on front free endpaper "Hazel Horn" and small bookplate on the pastedown "From the Library of The Horns". Spine just slighty leaned, a very good clean copy in like dust jacket, that shows a few tiny chips and is slightly frayed at the top edge of the rear panel, with a few short closed tears. A nice example. The first printing of this book is very scarce. Item #312537

Hirai Taro was a writer and critic who was vastly influential in the history of Japanese Detective Fiction. He adapted the name "Edogawa Rampo" as it is a phonetic rendering of "Edgar Allan Poe", one of his great influences (along with Arthur Conan Doyle). JAPANESE TALES... is the first collection of his tales in English - the tales are great, and the book has historical significance in the International Development of the Mystery Tale.

Price: $150.00

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