London: David Nutt in the Strand (1894). 168pp.
The only published prose collection by the eccentric Estonian count, a highly praised collection of macabre stories. Stenbock, a contemporary of Oscar Wilde, was "bizarre, fantastic, feverish, eccentric, extravagant, morbid and perverse" according to Arthur Symons and many others shared similar thoughts about the gay poet, whose life ended the year following publication of this collection at age thirty-five. See Adlard, Stenbock, Yates and the Nineties; Young 3631*
A good copy of a quite rare book with cover illustration by the author, light cover wear, corners lightly bumped, front cover a bit darkened, rear cream boards lightly stained. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 401. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy Volume II, p. 104. See Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-227. Bleiler (1978), p. 186. Reginald 13606.