EINE AUSWAHL SEINER ERZAHLUNGEN MIT EINEM BRIEF ALS EINLEITUNG (SELTSAME GROTESKEN). Wien-Leipzig: Verlag der Gesellschaft für Graphische Industrie, 1923. Octavo, pp. [1-4] 5-175 [176-177] [178-180: blank], 24 illustrations by Erich Schmale-Walter, eight of them full-page drawings in color, the remainder smaller black and white illustrations in the text, original blue-green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, top edge stained orange. First edition. Fifth book in the "Geschichten um Mitternacht" series. Eight "schauerromanen" -- horror stories influenced by Edgar Allan Poe and Hanns Heinz Ewers. Fantasy historian Franz Rottensteiner states that regarding his shorter fiction, Strobl "showed himself an able writer." Strobl, with Alfons von Czibulka, edited DER ORCHIDEENGARTEN, the world's first specialized fantasy magazine. The very macabre drawings illustrating Strobl's stories are by Erich Schmale-Walter (1886-1964), a well-known early twentieth century Viennese graphic artist, illustrator and journalist. Bloch (2000) 3057. Spine panel just a bit faded, a nearly fine copy. (#152275).
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