London: Kegan Paul, Trench & Co., 1886. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, original red cloth over bevelled boards, gilt titles to spine and front panel, coated black endpapers. 316 pp + 44 pp publisher's catalogue dated 8.86 at rear. Small catalogue description tipped to front paste-down, hairline cracks to inner hinges, a very good, sound copy, the spine panel a bit darkened. A nice copy. From the collection of John Ruyle, who bought it from Stuart Teitler's British Lost Race collection. Item #312985
¶ Short story collection, including two ghost stories, 'The House of Strange Stories' and 'In Castle Perilous'. Also included is 'The End of Phaeacia', a lost race story - people of Greek descent in the Pacific. The book is dedicated to H. Rider Haggard.