STORIES OF MYSTERY ... Edited with an Introduction by Ichiro Nishizaki. [Tokyo]: The Hokuseido Press, 1939. Octavo, pp. [i-ii] iii-viii 1-141 [142: blank] [143: colophon] [144: blank], two inserted plates, original black cloth, front panel stamped in blind, publisher's monogram stamped in blind on rear panel, printed paper labels affixed to front and spine panels. First edition. Collects nineteen stories selected from earlier books, KWAIDAN, SHADOWINGS, IN GHOSTLY JAPAN, THE ROMANCE OF THE MILKY WAY, A JAPANESE MISCELLANY, KOTTO, SOME CHINESE GHOSTS and STRAY LEAVES FROM STRANGE LITERATURE, and two articles, "The Accursed Fig Tree" and "Wonders of Assassination," first published here. An important collection with a brief, but useful introduction by Ichiro Nishizaki. Reportedly, 500 copies of this first printing were done. BAL 8038 (not seen). Gift inscription in English and Japanese on the rear free endpaper. Free endpapers tanned, else a fine copy in a good dust jacket that is chipped at edges and separated along front spine fold. A scarce book. (#164129).