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. Later printing. 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. BAL 8038 (not seen). Owner's name in English and Japanese on the front free endpaper. Free endpapers a bit tanned, the printed paper labels for the front and spine panels were not affixed to this copy. (#164130).