“Leslie Allin Lewis was born on 6th February 1899 at 94 Ruston Road in Sheffield, and raised on the family estate at East Hendred in Berkshire. He was an enthusiastic writer from early childhood, and several of his stories and articles appeared in ephemeral, long-forgotten magazines. (….) Lewis never doubted the existence of demonic creatures and elements on the other side of the ‚web‘ which divides the astral from the physical. Some of these monstrous gremlins and evilly alluring entities, which continually strive to break through into our world are graphically described in this book – almost as if the author genuinely thought he had witnessed these sights, rather than their merely stemming from an active imagination. (…)
Leslie Allin Lewis undoubtedly earns a high place among the best masters of supernatural and macabre literature that Britain has ever produced”
— Richard Dalby in his introduction to “Tales of the Grotesque”
L.A. Lewis died on 28th October 1961, aged 62.
In deep admiration for this outstanding author, Charles Schneider created a brilliant hand-tinted illustration for a black wooden box, measuring 20 by 15 by 6 cm, with a little compartment at its rear that houses Lewis’ story in a 30-page hand-sewn booklet.
You can put this box in your bookshelf like a book, you can fully display it en face or you can even hang it like a regular painting on a wall. The diorama comes signed by Charles Schneider on an affixed bookplate and is strictly limited to 50 exemplars only.