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A HISTORY OF ENGLISH LITERATURE: In A Series Of Lectures. Edited By R. Tanabe &

HEARN, Lafcadio. Tokyo 1938, Hokuseido. Red cloth, very clean & solid, 815p., index, "Popular Edition With Revisions," bit of corner wear, else bright example, one volume edition, the best edition, brown ribbon book mark. . *** **** *** . . . ONE OF HEARN'S MOST MONUMENTAL WORKS . . . COVERING THE HISTORY OF ENGLISH LITERATURE . . . EDITED BY HEARN'S STAR JAPANESE STUDENTS . * The complete 2 volume set. . THE CONTENTS: . Vol.1: From the Beginning to the End of the 18th Century. . Vol.2: Supplement to a History of English Literature. . Covering early work, Norman conquest, Fifteenth century, Elizabethan literature, the XVII, XVIII the century, Age of Dr. Johnson, 19th century, Pre-Victorian poets & prose, the Victorian Era & its fiction, Great Victorian prose, notes on American literature. . *** This title came in two different editions, size and bindings. . a. The FIRST EDITION, 1927, 2 full red pebbled cloth with gold stamped spines & front cover Heron logo that Hearn used. . b. A one volume edition, colors, dates vary. . Copies vary, please carefully read the copy descriptions, condition, notes prior to purchasing . *** Color photos are posted to our website. . *** REFERENCES: . BAL 8005, is wrong citing the date as 1929, they could not read the Japanese colophon. * Perkins, pp.111-117, who is correct with the First Edition in 1927, other editions have later dates. * .
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JAPAN: An Attempt At Interpretation. [Hearn's Most Important, Iconic Book On Jap

HEARN, Lafcadio. New York 1904, Macmillan. Brown decorated cloth, spine and cover titles gold & black stamped, 549p., color frontis,13 x 20 cm., index, bibliography, contents very bright & clean, top edge gilt. * * FIRST EDITION SECOND PRINTING * * . *** **** *** . . HEARN'S MOST ICONIC & CLASSIC STUDY OF JAPANESE CHARACTER . . . RELIGION, BELIEF SYSTEM, SHINTO PHILOSOPHY, DISCIPLINE, . . . UNIQUE SAMURAI & MILITARY SPRIT: BUSHIDO . . . WITH OTHER INSIGHTS OF JAPANESE UNIQUENESS . . . SELDOM UNDERSTOOD OR EXPLAINED IN INFINITE DETAIL . . . HEARN'S BEST BOOK ABOUT THE TRUE-NATURE OF . . . INNATE JAPANESE ATTITUDES . * This is Hearn's most important work on Japan. It covers the psychological, ethically unique cultural & richness of true Japanese culture & inherited factors of life. . Hearn, alone among all other writers on Japan of the early 20th century has stood out as a true and keen interpreter of this countries and its social mores, norms and philosophical motives, of life and culture. . Herein Hearn writes with authority on the vast and intricate social organization as well as her rich tradition of literature. No detail, no matter how small has been over looked in his delicate web of Japanese understanding. . This work covers the Japanese unique strangeness, charm, ancient cults, religion, family, worship, purification and religious beliefs found in Buddhism and Shinto a kind of natural object with spirits respected and worshiped. . The highly social structure & organization, rise of military power, loyalty, danger of Jesuits & "Gaijin" [foreigners] to Japan's sovereignty. . Major General Bonner Fellers found this book in the early 1920's and was stunned to understand the true nature of the Japanese, vis-a-vis their surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. He later struck up a friendly relationship with Hearn's wife and first son, Kazuo in the 1930's. . Later he worked in the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), predecessor of the CIA. He was attached as the intelligence officer in General Douglas MacArthur's occupation staff in Japan immediately at the end of the war, being MacArthur's key Japan advisor. . Fellers rightly predicted the Kamikaze acts against American ships near the end of the war. For additional & copious details, please see our entry for the book his daughter & Kazuo wrote together: RE-ECHO our book number 842828 posted to our website. . *** . * CONTENTS: . DIFFICULTIES . STRANGENESS AND CHARM . THE ANCIENT CULT . THE RELIGION OF THE HOME . THE JAPANESE FAMILY . THE COMMUNAL CULT . DEVELOPMENTS OF SHINTO . WORSHIP AD PURIFICATION . THE RULE OF THE DEAD . THE INTRODUCTION OF BUDDHISM . THE HIGHER BUDDHISM ,. THE SOCIAL ORGANIZATION . THE RISE OF THE MILITARY POWER ,. THE RELIGION OF LOYALTY . THE JESUIT PERIL . FEUDAL INTEGRATION . THE SHINTO REVIVAL . SURVIVALS . MODERN RESTRAINTS . OFFICIAL EDUCATION . INDUSTRIAL DANGER . REFLECTIONS. . Bibliographical Note: . Appendix: Herbert Spencer's advice to Japan. . *** BINDING & EDITIONS The book was bound in the publisher's olive green cloth with gold and black cover & spine titles, with a chrysanthemum Mon [monogram] on the cover & spine in gold. The top edge gilt, fore & lower edge trimmed. With color frontispiece of a Shinto shrine novice girl in prayer. . Below Hearn's name it states: "Honorary Member of the Japan Society, London; Formerly Lecturer in the Imperial University of Tokyo [1890-1903], and Fourteen Years a Resident of Japan." . A second quote below the author's name reads: "Perhaps all very marked national characters can be traced back to a time of rigid and pervading discipline. By Walter Bagehot." . Per Perkins p.52, the beginning of when this title contains the 'Appendix' with "Herbert Spencer's Advice to Japan" essay appears for the first time in the 1904 December third edition and continued from then onwards in other editions. . The FIRST AMERICAN EDITION was published in New York, 1904 date on the title page, issued in light brown cloth otherwise per above. Later editions were issued in the olive green colored covers, all titles in the same colors as well as the Mon [family crest]. . *** Color photos are posted to our website. . *** CONDITION: Generic: Per above. Individual copies will vary in condition and description, please carefully reach each copy notes prior to ordering. . ADDITIONAL NOTES ON SPECIFIC COPIES . Copy 3 is the second printing of the First Edition, with additional dates on the verso of the title page, see Perkins p.52. . This copy may have a bit of spine head & tail wear, bit of corner & edge wear. The contents remains exceptionally clean and not issues. . *** REFERENCE: . Perkins pp.51,52 . * .
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JAPAN: An Attempt At Interpretation. [Hearn's Most Important, Iconic Book On Jap

HEARN, Lafcadio. New York 1904, Macmillan.Brown decorated cloth, gold stamped teg., very good, 549p., index, bibliography. FIRST EDITION 3rd. printing. See Perkins p.51 and BAL 7942 for details. . *** **** *** . . HEARN'S MOST ICONIC & CLASSIC STUDY OF JAPANESE CHARACTER . . . RELIGION, BELIEF SYSTEM, SHINTO PHILOSOPHY, DISCIPLINE, . . . UNIQUE SAMURAI & MILITARY SPRIT: BUSHIDO . . . WITH OTHER INSIGHTS OF JAPANESE UNIQUENESS . . . SELDOM UNDERSTOOD OR EXPLAINED IN INFINITE DETAIL . . . HEARN'S BEST BOOK ABOUT THE TRUE-NATURE OF . . . INNATE JAPANESE ATTITUDES . * This is Hearn's most important work on Japan. It covers the psychological, ethically unique cultural & richness of true Japanese culture & inherited factors of life. . Hearn, alone among all other writers on Japan of the early 20th century has stood out as a true and keen interpreter of this countries and its social mores, norms and philosophical motives, of life and culture. . Herein Hearn writes with authority on the vast and intricate social organization as well as her rich tradition of literature. No detail, no matter how small has been over looked in his delicate web of Japanese understanding. . This work covers the Japanese unique strangeness, charm, ancient cults, religion, family, worship, purification and religious beliefs found in Buddhism and Shinto a kind of natural object with spirits respected and worshiped. . The highly social structure & organization, rise of military power, loyalty, danger of Jesuits & "Gaijin" [foreigners] to Japan's sovereignty. . Major General Bonner Fellers found this book in the early 1920's and was stunned to understand the true nature of the Japanese, vis-a-vis their surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. He later struck up a friendly relationship with Hearn's wife and first son, Kazuo in the 1930's. . Later he worked in the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), predecessor of the CIA. He was attached as the intelligence officer in General Douglas MacArthur's occupation staff in Japan immediately at the end of the war, being MacArthur's key Japan advisor. . Fellers rightly predicted the Kamikaze acts against American ships near the end of the war. For additional & copious details, please see our entry for the book his daughter & Kazuo wrote together: RE-ECHO our book number 842828 posted to our website. . *** . * CONTENTS: . DIFFICULTIES . STRANGENESS AND CHARM . THE ANCIENT CULT . THE RELIGION OF THE HOME . THE JAPANESE FAMILY . THE COMMUNAL CULT . DEVELOPMENTS OF SHINTO . WORSHIP AD PURIFICATION . THE RULE OF THE DEAD . THE INTRODUCTION OF BUDDHISM . THE HIGHER BUDDHISM ,. THE SOCIAL ORGANIZATION . THE RISE OF THE MILITARY POWER ,. THE RELIGION OF LOYALTY . THE JESUIT PERIL . FEUDAL INTEGRATION . THE SHINTO REVIVAL . SURVIVALS . MODERN RESTRAINTS . OFFICIAL EDUCATION . INDUSTRIAL DANGER . REFLECTIONS. . Bibliographical Note: . Appendix: Herbert Spencer's advice to Japan. . *** BINDING & EDITIONS The book was bound in the publisher's olive green cloth with gold and black cover & spine titles, with a chrysanthemum Mon [monogram] on the cover & spine in gold. The top edge gilt, fore & lower edge trimmed. With color frontispiece of a Shinto shrine novice girl in prayer. . Below Hearn's name it states: "Honorary Member of the Japan Society, London; Formerly Lecturer in the Imperial University of Tokyo [1890-1903], and Fourteen Years a Resident of Japan." . A second quote below the author's name reads: "Perhaps all very marked national characters can be traced back to a time of rigid and pervading discipline. By Walter Bagehot." . Per Perkins p.52, the beginning of when this title contains the 'Appendix' with "Herbert Spencer's Advice to Japan" essay appears for the first time in the 1904 December third edition and continued from then onwards in other editions. . The FIRST AMERICAN EDITION was published in New York, 1904 date on the title page, issued in light brown cloth otherwise per above. Later editions were issued in the olive green colored covers, all titles in the same colors as well as the Mon [family crest]. . *** Color photos are posted to our website. . *** CONDITION: Generic: Per above. Individual copies will vary in condition and description, please carefully reach each copy notes prior to ordering. . ADDITIONAL NOTES ON SPECIFIC COPIES . Copy 3 is the second printing of the First Edition, with additional dates on the verso of the title page, see Perkins p.52. . This copy may have a bit of spine head & tail wear, bit of corner & edge wear. The contents remains exceptionally clean and not issues. . *** REFERENCE: . Perkins pp.51,52 . * .
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LETTRES EDIFIANTES ET CURIEUSES SUR LA VISITE APOSTOLIQUE DEM. DE LA BAUME ÉVÊQU

FAVRE, PIERRE-FRANCOIS. [M.] Venise 1746, Barzotti. Full contemporary calf, 5 bands, 17.5 x 22.5 cm., 379p., French text, title page printed in red & black, 2 vols. in 1, very clean contents, solid. * * RARE FIRST EDITION OF A BANNED & BURNED BOOK ! * * . *** *** *** . . THE VERY RARE FIRST EDITION 1746 . . . AN EARLY CRITICISM OF CATHOLIC JESUITS IN COCHIN HINE. . . . THIS CRITICISM WAS HERSEY, THE RESULT WAS FR. FAVRE WAS . . . EXCOMMUNICATED FROM THE CHURCH & LABELED A "HERETIC" . . . THE BOOK WAS 'BANNED' & PUBLICALLY BURNED IN FRIBOURG . . . REGARDLESS OF THE CRITICISM IN THE BOOK BEING TRUE ! . *** FIRST EDITION: . SUBTITLE: continued: . QUELQUES AUTRES, AVEC DE NOUVELLES OBSERVATIONS, &c. POUR SERVIR DE CONTINUATION AUX MÉMOIRES HISTORIQUES DU R.P. NORBERT CAPUCIN: PAR M. FAVRE PRETRE SUISSE, PROTONOTAIRE APOSTOLIQUE & PROFISITETIN DE LA MEME VISITRE. A VENISE CHEZ LES FERES BARZOTTI A LA PLACE S. MARC.MDCCXLVI [1746], AVEC LA PERMESSION DES SUPERIEURS. . *** FAVRE PIERRE-FRANCOIS SJ. [1706-1795]: * CRITIQUE DES MISSIONS EN COCHIN CHINE, ET PLUS SPÉCIALEMENT DE LA MISSION JÉSUITE, ACCUSÉES D'UNE TROP GRANDE TOLÉRANCE ENVERS LES RITES PAÏENS ET LES COUTUMES INDIGÈNES: CRITICAL MISSION IN COCHIN CHINE, AND SPECIFICALLY THE JESUIT MISSION ACCUSED OF EXCESSIVE TOLERANCE TOWARDS HEATHEN RITES AND INDIGENOUS CUSTOMS. . ÉDITION ORIGINALE TRÈS RARE DE CET OUVRAGE MIS A L'INDEX DES PARUTION ET BRULE EN PLACE PUBLIQUE A FRIBOURG (SUISSE) EN AVRIL 1746. . *** An important work containing letters with impressions and experiences of French missionaries in Cochin chine [South Vietnam], opposing themselves to the Jesuit missions. Favre, a Swiss priest, heavily criticized the practices of Jesuit missionaries established in the area especially their tolerance of certain pagan rites practiced by the Christians. As a result this work was put on the Index and publicly burned in Fribourg in April, 1746. . *** THE AUTHOR: Pierre-François FAVRE [1706-1795]: . He was a Swiss religious who accompanied Elzéar-François des Achards of La Baume (1679-1741), chosen in 1736 by Clement XII as Apostolic Visitor of the missions of Cochin chine and Cambodia, with superhuman work to put an end to the differences that divided religious orders in those remote countries, for the schism of the Rites. . Embarked on Port-Louis of Britain, in November 1737, the legacy came to Macao in July 1739, not returning from until March 1739, arriving to Macau in June. Made a Pastoral Letter to all missions to announce their visit, but falling ill, died as a result of these diseases in Hue on 2 April 1741. These letters are thus the story of the journey and your first stay. . Favre, Pierre-François . birth08/08/1706 Bretigny (pers. St. Bartholomew), death05.03.1795 Bretigny, cath., Bretigny. Son of Charles Nicolas and Elizabeth Mathey. Ordained priest by the Archbishop of Avignon in 1731, F. accompanying the bishop of Halicarnassus in his apostolic visit missions of Annam, Cochin China and Cambodia (1738-1742). On his return, he was appointed Attorney General in Rome for Foreign Missions of Paris, Apostolic Prothonotary and Knight of the Golden Spur. His edifying and curious letters on the visit of Mr. (François Des-Relish) La Baume, Bishop of Halicarnassus, in Cochin China in the year 1740 , apparently published in Venice, made in Neuchâtel in 1746, were banned by the Bishop of Lausanne Joseph Hubert de Boccard and burned by order of the government of Fribourg. Non ecclesiastical function, F. recovered his priestly duties. He was chaplain of many foreign aristocratic families emigrated in Lausanne. He published in 1787 in Avignon an interesting Memory Parish Assens directed against its priest, Jean-Baptiste of Odet, future Bishop of Lausanne. F. distinguished by the quarrelsome relationship he had with his ecclesiastical superiors, while enjoying the benevolence of some prelates. . *** The below is not in stock now: NOTES TO THE 2ND EDITION: Freres Barzotti, Venice 1753, 3 volumes in flight. in-12 to 1 f.n.ch. 280 pp., 246 pp. 1 f.n.ch. (Errata) and 1 f.n.ch. 4 pp. 224 pp. 14 pp., Brown speckled calf of the time, back with nerves decorated, part of title in red morocco. Nice copy of this new edition of the third volume, entitled: - First Apology memory for Sir Pierre-François Favre. Calling the sentences of Mr. the Bishop of Lausanne. To serve on the "edifying and curious letters". Avignon, 1753. At the end of this book, there is a "Letter from a Francomtois a Prelate of Italy, about a book entitled Letters edifying and Curious about the apostolic visit of Mr. de La BAUME Bishop of Halicarnassus, & c. By Mr. Favre "(14 pp.). Tailpiece: Library. Indosinica 1931-32 cites only the first two volumes. Important relationship in the form of correspondence with impressions and experiences of French missionaries in Indochina. The author, Priest Switzerland, strongly criticized the practices of the Jesuits established in this region, especially on their tolerance towards rites and customs of the natives. This book (the original edition in-4 1746) was blacklisted and publicly burned in Freiburg in April 1746. . *** OTHER EDITIONS: [NOT IN STOCK]: . English: full brown sheepskin binding, some water stains sidelines in volume edition find original book condemns Rites which was not limited to China. challenged hard enough the methods of Jesuit fathers. . significant year work Containing letters with impressions and experiences of French missionaries in Indochina, Opposing Themselves to the Jesuit missions. Favre, a Swiss priest, Heavily Criticized the practices of Jesuit missionaries in the area Established Especially Their tolerance of some pagan rites Practiced by the Christians. As a result this work Was put on the Index and publicly burned in Freiburg in April, 1746. Brebion, Biblio. trips to Cochin-China p. 186. Chadenat 2873. Cordier BI 923-24. Streit vi, 1658. . CO-AUTHOR: E´le´azar Francois Des Achards de la Baume, Bischof von Halicarnassos . *** Color photos are posted to our website. . *** CONDITION: Bound in period mottled full calf leather, 5 raised bands, red leather spine label with gold stamped title & decorations, covers a bit curved, not major. The title page is printed in black & red ink, with a small old paper mend, which does not impact the text. . The binding is firm and solid, there is signs of old normal wear, bumping to the lower right back corner. . Some old minor spine splits near the front top, which has been mended in the distant past. now solid. A 2 cm. crack & small piece missing front top right spine hinge, balance solid for the most part. There is an old paper mend to the title page of little impact. All edges red stained & , trimmed. . The contents is by and large clean a few pages have feint, minor edge damp stain, not major, else no issue bright, white paper firmly bound and solid. . *** REFERENCES: . Antoine Brebion: BIBLIOGRAPHIE DE VOYAGES EN COCHIN-CHINE, p.186. . Chadenat 2873. . Henri Cordier: BIBLIOTHECA INDOSINICA: 923-24. . Streit: vi,1658. . See WorldCat: /search?q=ti%3Alettres+edifiantes+et+ curieuses+au%3Afavre+m&qt=advanced&dblist=638 * See also: hls-dhs-dss.ch/textes/f/F45111.php * .
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THE BOY WHO DREW CATS. 1979. Frank J. Anderson Designed, Illustrated, Printed &

HEARN, Lafcadio. Spartanburg 1979, Kitemaug. White stitched wrappers, Mame- Hon or miniature book 5.7 x 5.7 cm., Japanese style binding, printed on whte gold-flecked Masa Washi [handmade] mulberry paper & orange Tarei Washi slipcase.FIRST & ONLY EDITION 100 . *** **** *** . . FIRST & ONLY HAND-BOUND, HAND-NUMBERED & HAND-PRINTED . . . LIMITED NUMBERED EDITION OF 100 COPIES . . . A MAME-HON [MINIATURE SIZE BOOK] . . . ILLUSTRATED WITH SEVEN HAND-CUT WOODBLOCK BLACK PRINTS . * This small gem is charming and nicely presented, it is called "Mame-Hon" in Japanese meaning "bean-sized" book or miniature book. . The work is entirely hand-made. Printed with Italian O.S. [old style] type. Each copy is hand numbered, limited to 100 copies in all. . The binding is typical Japanese style stitched spine, on white stiff gold-flecked Masa Washi [handmade] mulberry paper covers. . The book contains 19 double-folded white Masa paper leaves. With seven hand-carved woodblock prints in black ink, a frontispiece with six text illustrations. . The book is contained in the traditional Washi Chitsu [sleeve] made from orange Tairei paper, in a kind of 'slip-in" format. . *** CONDITION: The book is NEW, UNUSED, with former owner's miniature, discreet, bookplate inside back cover. . There are no marks or other detracting issues. a superior example in collector’s condition. . *** Color photos are posted to our website. . *** .
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GLEANINGS IN BUDDHA-FIELDS: Studies Of Hand And Soul In The Far East.

HEARN, Lafcadio. Boston [1897], Houghton. Blue cloth,gold stamped front cover & spine titles,looks like a Japanese style stitched binding, top edge gilt, 296p., covers a bit spotted on spine & back, contents brilliantly clean, binding solid, later edition. . *** **** *** . . ONE OF HEARN'S EARLIEST & MOST ICONIC BOOKS . . . ON BUDDHISM IN JAPAN . . . WITH ELEVEN STUNNING ESSAYS & SHORT STORIES . . * This iconic & classic work consists of eleven Hearn stories, based on his observations, study and travel research in Japan. Superb essays on Kyoto the heart of Japanese Buddhism, Buddhist themes, folk-lore, beliefs, superstitions, religion and other bizarre and other fascinating examples. . *** Contents: . A LIVING GOD . OUT OF THE STREET . NOTES OF A TRIP TO KYOTO . DUST . ABOUT FACES IN JAPANESE ART . NINGYO-NO--HAKA . IN OSAKA . BUDDHIST ALLUSIONS IN JAPANESE FOLK-SONG . NIRVANA . THE REBIRTH OF KATSUGORO . WITHIN THE CIRCLE . *** Color photos are posted to our website. . *** BINDING & CONDITION: Bound in the publisher's blue cloth with cover designs like a Japanese stitched book in gold lines with gold titles on front and spine, top edge gilt, other edges trimmed. . The FIRST AMERICAN EDITION was a Limited Edition of 1750 copies and has 1897 on the title page, other, later editions only have 1897 on the verso of the title page. . *** REFERENCES: . P. D. Perkins: LAFCADIO HEARN: A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF HIS WRITINGS, p.30. . * BAL 7929 . * .
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LA CUISINE CREOLE: A Collection Of Culinary Recipies From Leading Chefs And Note

[HEARN, Lafcadio]. ew York [1885], Coleman. Brown pictorial cloth, gold & black color cover image, 268p., cover corners, spine head/tail bit worn, rubbed, contents firm & solid, 1 signature misalligned else firm.* FIRST EDITION-AUTHOR'S DATED PRESENTATION COPY * . *** **** *** . . THE PUBLISHER'S SIGNED, DATED PRESENTATION COPY . . . FONDLY PRESENTED TO ROBERT S. DAY BY WILL H. COLEMAN . . * * * . . . ONE OF HEARN'S RAREST & MOST ICONIC NEW ORLEANS BOOKS . . . BY [LAFCADIO HEARN] WHO'S S NAME IS NOT ON THE TITLE PAGE . . . PER PERKINS: HEARN IS INDEED THE AUTHOR . . . THE EXTREMELY RARE FIRST EDITION FIRST ISSUE . * This is one Hearn's most elusive of all Hearn early, unsigned titles. Seldom found, and remains one of the most difficult to find in the original 1885 edition. . When found it has typically been well used by cooks and has evidence of chef & kitchen use. This copy is not of that ilk, but is by and large a clean & nice example. . *** The title page does not show Hearn's name however in fact this is his work, per Perkins below. . *** An exceptionally RARE LAFCADIO HEARN TREASURE, reflecting his "AMERICAN DAYS" in New Orleans, illustrating his Creole fascination. . *** A VERY RARE & SPECIAL COPY: . PUBLISHER'S INSCRIBED, SIGNED, DATED PRESENTATION COPY: . From Will H. Coleman the publisher who penned a lovely presentation: . "To my friend Robt. S. Day Compliments of Will H. Coleman New Orleans March 21/[18]85." . The book was published & copyright deposited on March 4,1885, just 17 days after publication.. . Tinker reports that "La Cuisine Creole" appeared in April, at least ten days after this inscription. See Tinker below. . There is a tiny bit of bleed-through from the fountain ink to the title page, minimal but there. . *** BINDING VARIANTS & POINTS: . Per Perkins, this title was issued in pictorial cloth of various colors: brown, blue & olive. The front pictorial cover shows gold & black tureen on a table with a crab to the right, and a lobster below crawling up the table cloth. . Illustrated in gold & black, the spine is without lettering. The first letter of each word on the cover is in gold, the balance in black. . There are two variant issues of the FIRST EDITION: per the introduction page, there is a misspelling of the word Brulot with umlaut above the 'u' on it is incorrect. Correct is with an accent mark above the 'u' indicating the FIRST ISSUE, with the introduction being one and one-half pages long. The size is: 14.5 x 19.8 cm. This is the copy we herein offer now. . The second issue has the umlaut over 'u' and the introduction is one page long. This is NOT a listing for that copy. . *** Color photos are posted to our website. . *** CONDITION: This gem is solidly bound in the original publisher's brown pictorial cloth. . The gold & black titles on front cover are vivid and solid. There is some typical scuffing, color difference to the covers & spine. The contents are clean and without stain, two signatures are a bit misaligned but solid, . As expected of a book 135+ years old, there is some of the usual signs of wear to the corners, edges, spine head & tail, a small wrinkle to the upper spine, some minor mottling & spotting to the covers. We tend to be over critical, it is nicely presented and far and above the average example. All in all a nice plus copy. . *** BIBLIOGRAPHY: . P.D. & Ione Perkins: LAFCADIO HEARN A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF HIS WRITINGS: p.11 for second edition. * BAL 7913 * LAFCADIO HEARN'S AMERICAN DAYS. By Edward LaRocque Tinker. Please see this book posted to our website as book number 842220. . * .
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LA CUISINE CREOLE: A Collection of Culinary Recipes From Leading Chefs & Noted C

[HEARN, Lafcadio.] New Orleans [1922], Hansell. Red cloth, with color paste-on illustration of a Creole cook, covers & spine gold titles, a clean, firm & solid copy, index, 268p., 13 x 20.cm., 1 small spot on front cover, else, no issues. * * SECOND EDITION * * . *** **** *** . . ONE OF HEARN'S RAREST & MOST ICONIC EARLY BOOKS . . . ALTHOUGH HE DID NOT HAVE HIS NAME ON THE TITLE PAGE . . . PER PERKINS HEARN IS INDEED THE AUTHOR . . . THE HIGHLY OBSCURE SECOND EDITION [1922] . * This is one of the RAREST of all Hearn titles. It is seldom found, and remains one of the most difficult to find in the original 1885 edition. When found it has been well used by cooks and has evidence of chef & kitchen use. . *** The title page does not show Hearn's name however in fact this is his work, per Perkins below. . *** An exceptionally RARE LAFCADIO HEARN TREASURE, reflecting his "AMERICAN DAYS" in New Orleans, illustrating his Creole fascination. . *** Color photos are posted to our website. . *** BINDING & CONDITION: . There are two variants to this title, both are in red cloth, with different cover paste-on illustrations, see numbers 1 & 2 below for general details. . Generic: bound in full cloth, . 1. Perkins states of the SECOND EDITION [1922]: "Issued in red cloth, edges trimmed. Front cover lettered in gold...paper label with illustration in color of Creole cook, label is outlined in single rule border in gold [on front cover]. . This was published in February 1922 by F.F. Hansell & Bro. Ltd." The cover label is 7 x 13 cm, and shows a Creole lady cook in full color. . 2. He does NOT mention the second printing [1922] in a variant binding to the above. This is bound in full dark red cloth, with a stick-on paper illustration reading: "LA CUISINE CREOLE. A COLLECTION OF CULINARY RECIPES. F.F. Hansell & Bro. Ltd. Publishers, New Orleans." . This large label is yellow with black printing and shows a Creole woman cook to her left is a black and stove, and a window in the background. This label is 7.5 x 10.8 cm. . This is entirely different from the above citation in Perkins. Somehow he missed this edition. The contents, pagination are exactly the same as the above edition. . SPECIFIC COPY NOTES: We tend to be a bit overly critical, above average example. . Copy 1 is brilliant, exceptionally clean and bright, contents likewise. See above this is variant 1. Illustrated on our website as cover.jpg, book number 40020301. . Copy 2 is clean & solid, a bit darker shade of red, a tiny spot on front upper right corner, front cover color illustration a bit of the usual minor scuffing, else contents brilliantly clean. . Copy 3 is variant 2 above in dark red cloth, with a different illustration on the front cover, see spine.jpg illustrated on our website as book number 40020303 contents is the same as above others, brilliantly clean. . *** BIBLIOGRAPHY: . P.D. & Ione Perkins: LAFCADIO HEARN A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF HIS WRITINGS: p.11. * BAL 7913 . * .
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ON ART, LITERATURE AND PHILOSOPHY. Edited by R. Tanabe, T. Ochiai, & Ichiro Nish

HEARN, Lafcadio. Tokyo [1941], Hokuseido. Half red cloth over gray boards, very clean, bright & solid, very clean dust jacket in Mylar protector, facsimile of Hearn manuscript, third revised & be & best edition, contents superbly clean & solid. . *** **** *** . . EDITED BY THREE OF HEARN'S STAR JAPANESE PUPILS . . CONTAINING 35 ESSAYS IN ALL . . * Ahead of title read: COMPLETE LECTURES...ON ART, LITERATURE AND PHILOSOPHY. . Contains Hearn lectures delivered at Tokyo Imperial University, 1896-1903. Edited by his star pupils: Ryuji Tanabe, Teisaburo Ochiai and Ichiro Nishizaki. . *** Color photos are posted to our website. . *** CONDITION: Generic: This work is bound in the original publisher's green cloth. gold stamped spine titles, top edge black all other edges trimmed, with brown ribbon bookmark. The book came with a Japanese colophon, this shows the date, regardless of the fact that 1932 is found on the verso of some copies, they were printed in 1939, or a different date based on the actual date of the colophon. Those who cannot read Japanese have no idea which edition they have and innocently misrepresent. We read Japanese and state the exact date of each copy. . When present this came in a dust jacket printed in blue ink. . Copies and editions vary in binding color depending on the date, please carefully read the individual copy description, condition and other notes prior to ordering. . SPECIFIC COPY NOTES: Copy 2 is a brilliant example, cloth clean, bright and solid. In the original dust jacket, it has some of the usual and normal corner and edge wear, with a bit missing on the head & spine tail, else contents is brilliantly clean, no issues. . *** REFERENCES: . Not in Perkins . * .
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LA CUISINE CREOLE: A Collection of Culinary Recipes From Leading Chefs & Noted C

[HEARN, Lafcadio.] New Orleans [1922], Hansell. Red pictorial cloth, very good, 268p., gold stamped with titles printed, this variant NOT in Perkins verso of title page states:[Chicago no date, Hammond Press, W. B. Conkey Co.], 1922 reprint of 1885, 13 x 25 cm. . *** **** *** . . ONE OF HEARN'S RAREST & MOST ICONIC EARLY BOOKS . . . ALTHOUGH HE DID NOT HAVE HIS NAME ON THE TITLE PAGE . . . PER PERKINS HEARN IS INDEED THE AUTHOR . . . THE HIGHLY OBSCURE SECOND EDITION [1922] . * This is one of the RAREST of all Hearn titles. It is seldom found, and remains one of the most difficult to find in the original 1885 edition. When found it has been well used by cooks and has evidence of chef & kitchen use. . *** The title page does not show Hearn's name however in fact this is his work, per Perkins below. . *** An exceptionally RARE LAFCADIO HEARN TREASURE, reflecting his "AMERICAN DAYS" in New Orleans, illustrating his Creole fascination. . *** Color photos are posted to our website. . *** BINDING & CONDITION: . There are two variants to this title, both are in red cloth, with different cover paste-on illustrations, see numbers 1 & 2 below for general details. . Generic: bound in full cloth, . 1. Perkins states of the SECOND EDITION [1922]: "Issued in red cloth, edges trimmed. Front cover lettered in gold...paper label with illustration in color of Creole cook, label is outlined in single rule border in gold [on front cover]. . This was published in February 1922 by F.F. Hansell & Bro. Ltd." The cover label is 7 x 13 cm, and shows a Creole lady cook in full color. . 2. He does NOT mention the second printing [1922] in a variant binding to the above. This is bound in full dark red cloth, with a stick-on paper illustration reading: "LA CUISINE CREOLE. A COLLECTION OF CULINARY RECIPES. F.F. Hansell & Bro. Ltd. Publishers, New Orleans." . This large label is yellow with black printing and shows a Creole woman cook to her left is a black and stove, and a window in the background. This label is 7.5 x 10.8 cm. . This is entirely different from the above citation in Perkins. Somehow he missed this edition. The contents, pagination are exactly the same as the above edition. . SPECIFIC COPY NOTES: We tend to be a bit overly critical, above average example. . Copy 1 is brilliant, exceptionally clean and bright, contents likewise. See above this is variant 1. Illustrated on our website as cover.jpg, book number 40020301. . Copy 2 is clean & solid, a bit darker shade of red, a tiny spot on front upper right corner, front cover color illustration a bit of the usual minor scuffing, else contents brilliantly clean. . Copy 3 is variant 2 above in dark red cloth, with a different illustration on the front cover, see spine.jpg illustrated on our website as book number 40020303 contents is the same as above others, brilliantly clean. . *** BIBLIOGRAPHY: . P.D. & Ione Perkins: LAFCADIO HEARN A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF HIS WRITINGS: p.11. * BAL 7913 . * .
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SOME CHINESE GHOSTS.

HEARN, Lafcadio. Boston 1887, Roberts.Red cloth, Chinese mask design on front cover, gold-stamped spine titles, 185p., notes, glossary and appendix, a small split on lower spine, head and tail a bit rubbed, contents very clean. * FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE * . *** **** *** . . HEARN'S SECOND WORK PUBLISHED IN BOOK FORM . . . RARE FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING . . . PER PERKINS YELLOW CLOTH IS THE RAREST FIRST ISSUE COLOR . . . MOST DESTROYED BY THE PUBLISHER . * A great Chinese classic of folk-tales & ghostly stories by Lafcadio Hearn, with Hanzi [Chinese characters] on the title page and also in the text. . CONTENTS: . The Soul of The Great Bell . The Story of Ming-Y . The Legend of Tchi-Niu . The Return of Yen-Tching-King . The Tradition of the Tea-Plant . The Tale of the Porcelain-God . These works were written in March 1886 when he lived in New Orleans, commonly called his "AMERICAN DAYS." These essays and short stories represented Hearn's growing interest in the Far East and its literature, folk-tales and other ghostly stories a pre-occupation. Written just prior to Hearn's interest in Japan. Representing Hearn's deep interest in fascinating places and things unusual. . *** RARITY OF THE YELLOW CLOTH COPY: Per Perkins [see below], there is definitely a priority of the colors of the binding, with the Mustard [aka yellow] cloth being the rarest of all other colors. . Per Perkins, he stated: "One of the scarcer of Hearn's book, since a large part of the first edition was destroyed by his publishers. See Tinker: LAFCADIO HEARN'S AMERICAN DAYS p.187.[see our book number 842220 posted to our website] . A premium has been placed on the copies bound in yellow cloth, due to their scarcity. This scarcity may be due to the fact that the copies destroyed by order of Mr. Roberts [the publisher] after his misunderstanding with Hearn were the ones bound in yellow, the red having been distributed." See p.13. . The red color binding was issued at the same and distributed, the yellow copies largely destroyed. Also issued in tan & rose. . The book top edge stained red, trimmed on all edges, figured end papers, front cover titles & Chinese mask in dark brown ink, spine titles in gold.. . *** Color photos are posted to our website. . *** Dr. Matas was a personal physician and friend during Hearn's New Orleans days. . CONDITION: Per the above binding and other details, we add, each copy varies, please carefully read the copy description, condition and details prior to ordering. . Additional Copy Notes: We tend to be overly critical of condition. . Copy 2: RAREST YELLOW CLOTH, is contained in a clear Mylar dust jacket, it remains a very clean and solid example, with a tiny nick to the back cover spine about 5mm long, with a tiny bit of typical scuffing to the back cover spine edge, and a tiny bit of spine head & tail wear. contents remains exceptionally clean, bright and solid, in collector's condition.. . Copy 3: RAREST YELLOW CLOTH an exceptional example, superbly clean, solid, spine a bit dull, nevertheless a far and above average excellent copy, a tiny bit of rubbing to spine head & tail, contents remains exceptionally clean, bright and solid, in collector's condition. . Copy 4: RED CLOTH, an exceptional example, superbly clean, solid, with a few small dark spots on spine & front cover, a tiny bit of rubbing to spine top, no other issues, contents remains exceptionally clean, bright and solid, in collector's condition. . Copy 5 Green cloth, top edge red, has the copyright 1877 date on verso of title page, Per Perkins this is the [1907] FIRST ENGLISH EDITION from the American sheets. . Copy 9 Red cloth, this has a small [2 cm.] mendid split on the front side of spine hinge near the bottom, spine head & tail a bit rubbed. . *** BIBLIOGRAPHY: . P.D. & Ione Perkins: LAFCADIO HEARN A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF HIS WRITINGS: p.12, 13. * BAL 7916 . * .
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LA CUISINE CREOLE: A Collection of Culinary Recipes From Leading Chefs & Noted C

[HEARN, Lafcadio.] New Orleans [1922], Hansell. Red cloth, with color paste-on illustration of a Creole cook, covers & spine gold titles, a RARE brilliantly clean, firm & solid copy, index, 268p.,13.5 x 20.5 cm., fine example, no issues. * * SECOND EDITION * * . *** **** *** . . ONE OF HEARN'S RAREST & MOST ICONIC EARLY BOOKS . . . ALTHOUGH HE DID NOT HAVE HIS NAME ON THE TITLE PAGE . . . PER PERKINS HEARN IS INDEED THE AUTHOR . . . THE HIGHLY OBSCURE SECOND EDITION [1922] . * This is one of the RAREST of all Hearn titles. It is seldom found, and remains one of the most difficult to find in the original 1885 edition. When found it has been well used by cooks and has evidence of chef & kitchen use. . *** The title page does not show Hearn's name however in fact this is his work, per Perkins below. . *** An exceptionally RARE LAFCADIO HEARN TREASURE, reflecting his "AMERICAN DAYS" in New Orleans, illustrating his Creole fascination. . *** Color photos are posted to our website. . *** BINDING & CONDITION: . There are two variants to this title, both are in red cloth, with different cover paste-on illustrations, see numbers 1 & 2 below for general details. . Generic: bound in full cloth, . 1. Perkins states of the SECOND EDITION [1922]: "Issued in red cloth, edges trimmed. Front cover lettered in gold...paper label with illustration in color of Creole cook, label is outlined in single rule border in gold [on front cover]. . This was published in February 1922 by F.F. Hansell & Bro. Ltd." The cover label is 7 x 13 cm, and shows a Creole lady cook in full color. . 2. He does NOT mention the second printing [1922] in a variant binding to the above. This is bound in full dark red cloth, with a stick-on paper illustration reading: "LA CUISINE CREOLE. A COLLECTION OF CULINARY RECIPES. F.F. Hansell & Bro. Ltd. Publishers, New Orleans." . This large label is yellow with black printing and shows a Creole woman cook to her left is a black and stove, and a window in the background. This label is 7.5 x 10.8 cm. . This is entirely different from the above citation in Perkins. Somehow he missed this edition. The contents, pagination are exactly the same as the above edition. . SPECIFIC COPY NOTES: We tend to be a bit overly critical, above average example. . Copy 1 is brilliant, exceptionally clean and bright, contents likewise. See above this is variant 1. Illustrated on our website as cover.jpg, book number 40020301. . Copy 2 is clean & solid, a bit darker shade of red, a tiny spot on front upper right corner, front cover color illustration a bit of the usual minor scuffing, else contents brilliantly clean. . Copy 3 is variant 2 above in dark red cloth, with a different illustration on the front cover, see spine.jpg illustrated on our website as book number 40020303 contents is the same as above others, brilliantly clean. . *** BIBLIOGRAPHY: . P.D. & Ione Perkins: LAFCADIO HEARN A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF HIS WRITINGS: p.11. * BAL 7913 . * .
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KOTTO: Being Japanese Curios, With Sundry Cobwebs. [! Title Page Red Border Prin

HEARN, Lafcadio. New York 1902, Macmillan. Olive decorated cloth, top edge gilt, very bright,clean & solid, spine heel bit bumped, edge wear, 251p., 14 x 21 cm., photo frontispiece,clean contents. * * WITH RED TITLE PAGE BORDER PRINTED RIGHT SIDE UP * * . *** **** *** . . FIRST EDITION . . . WITH RED TITLE PAGE BORDER PRINTED RIGHT SIDE UP . . * There are two variants to the FIRST EDITION, the earliest edition is printed with the red-ink title page border by Genjiro Yeto printed UPSIDE DOWN, as indicated by his name Hanko [seal/chop] being in the upper right corner. . The second variant [this listing] was the correction to this error by printing that red border RIGHT SIDE UP, with the Hanko at the lower left corner. . Both copies are FIRST EDITIONS, simply variant. . *** The title "KOTTO" means "Old Things" in Japanese, in essence in this case Hearn used this name to indicate old ghostly stories, strange Japanese beliefs, bizarre folk-tales, superstitious short stories, covering ghouls, goblins and of the dead. . *** THE ILLUSTRATIONS: The book has a black & white photo frontispiece of a Japanese grave yard and tombs. with other red Japanese illustrations: 20 full page illustration before each story, and 33 text illustrations. . All red ink drawings by Genjiro Yeto, each with his Hanko with & '1902' date, one drawing before each story. . *** THE ARTIST: YETO GENJIRO [1867-1924]: Yeto was an eminent Japanese painter of the period, he was also a well know book illustrator, illustrating many books by foreign authors. . He came to America in 1873 with the Chicago Columbia Exposition World Fair. After that he went to New York and became an art student at ART STUDENT LEAGUE OF NEW YORK, in 1896 he went to the Cos Cob art colony as an art student at the Bush-Holly house in Greenwich, Connecticut, introducing Japanese style painting techniques and style. He also illustrated books not only by Hearn, but by Yone Noguchi as well. See the links below. . *** THE CONTENTS: . THE LEGEND OF YUREI-DAKI . IN A CUP OF TEA . COMMON SENSE . IKIRYO . SHIRYO . THE STORE OF O-KAME . STORY OF A FLY . STORY OF A PHEASANT . THE STORY OF CHUGORO . A WOMAN'S DIARY . HEIKE-GANI . FIREFLIES . A DROP OF DEW . GAKI . A MATTER OF CUSTOM . REVERY . PATHOLOGICAL . IN THE DEAD OF THE NIGHT . THE EATER OF DREAMS . *** Color scans are posted to our website. . *** BINDING & CONDITION: Generic: This book is bound in the original publisher's olive cloth with gold-stamped author & titles on the front and spine, with a green, black & gold-stamped decorations. The top edge is gilt, the fore and lower edges are untrimmed. . Being over 118 years old, this book will have some of the usual signs of age, minor corner, spine head & tail and edge wear. For the most part copies are above the average. . Each copy can vary in condition, please carefully read the description notes for each separate copy prior to ordering. . Contents of each example are brilliantly clean, no marks or issues. . * Specific Copy Notes: . The 1903 on title page is the Second Printing of the First Edition. . Copy 3 has a diagonal bend to the front covers, from the "O" of the title "KOTTO," down to the right edge where the decoration begins, inside front cover end papers are a bit split at the bend, else no issues. . Copy 5 has a bit bumped & worn corners, with spine dull, rubbing to the head & tail, and rubbing to spine hinge, else no other issues. . *** REFERENCE: . Perkins p.45 . BAL 7938 * YETO GENJIRO: www.wikidata.org/wiki/q11551318 . http://www.home.earthlink.net/~jsfc/Genjiro.html . * .
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THE BOY WHO DREW CATS AND OTHER TALES OF LAFCADIO HEARN. Introduced By Pearl S.

HEARN, Lafcadio. New York 1963, Macmillan. Tall folio color illustrated pictorial boards, 41p., many full page color drawings by Manabu C. Saito, Pearl S. Buck introduction 24 x 34 cm.,bit of spine chipping & wear, else clean. *FIRST & ONLY EDITION* . *** **** *** . . A LOVELY COLOR ILLUSTRATED CHILDREN'S BOOK . . . JAPANESE TRADITIONAL FOLK-TALES TOLD BY LAFCADIO HEARN . . * This charming work is beautifully illustrated in full color, illustrating five traditional "Otogi Banashi" Japanese fairy tales. . CONTAINS: . The Fountain of Youth . The Gratitude of the Samebito . The Boy Who Drew Cats . Urashima . The Old Woman Who Lost Her Dumpling . The Story of Kogi the Priest . These timeless fairy-tales have delighted Japanese children for centuries. . *** With 3 page lovely introduction by the eminent author Pearl S. Buck. . Beautifully illustrated in color by the well-known Japanese artist, Manabu C. Saito . . *** Color photos are posted to our website. . *** CONDITION: The book is bound in the original publisher's pectoral color covered boards, in folio size. . The book is very clean, firm and solidly bound, with brilliantly clean contents, no marks or issues. . The binding is firm and solid. There is some of the typical cover minor scuffing, a bit of the usual spine wear & &bump, with a small chip missing from head of spine [about 1 cm x 5 mm wide], with a mended split, heel of spine with some old scotch tape reinforcing the heel of the spine area. else no issues. The leading edge corners are very nice, not bumped. We tend to be over critical of condition, all in all, a much better than average example. . *** .
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BOOKS AND HABITS FROM THE LECTURES OF LAFCADIO HEARN. Selected & Edited With An

HEARN, Lafcadio. New York 1921, Dodd.Red cloth, paper spine label, very clean bright & solid copy, 328p., index, top edge trimmed, fore &. lower edges untrimmed,tiny bit of edge rubbing to label,else no issues, 13 x 19.5 cm. *FIRST EDITION LIMITED 1400 COPIES* . *** **** *** . . FIRST & ONLY LIMITED EDITION OF 1400 COPIES . . . WITH THREE ESSAYS PUBLISHED HERE FOR THE FIRST TIME . . * With three chapters appearing here for the first time. . *** THE EDITIONS: The FIRST AMERICAN LIMITED EDITION OF 1400 COPIES was issued in October 1921 in full red cloth with paper spine label printed in black. . The FIRST ENGLISH EDITION was issued May 11, 1922 in an edition of 775 copies from the American sheets. . *** Color photos are posted to our website. . *** CONDITION: Generic: The book is bound in the publisher's heavy red cloth with paper label on the spine in black titles. The book is firmly and solidly bound, tight without issues. . Typically the spine labels are usually a bit 'toned' paper simple due to the age. There can be a small amount of label edge wear or chipping, as per our description notes. . The bindings can be some of the normal and usual minor rubbing, edge, corner spine head & tail wear typical of a book over 105 years old. If anything major or of concern we gladly point that out. By and large a very nice copy, far above average example. . Copies vary, please carefully read each copy condition description, prior to ordering. . Each copy contents are brilliantly clean, no marks or issues. . Copy 5 has a bit of label rubbing, the spine has a very mild partial damp stain, else contents are brilliantly clean, no marks or issues. . *** REFERENCE: . BAL 7971 * Perkins p.79-80 . * .
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KOTTO: Being Japanese Curios, With Sundry Cobwebs. [! Title Page Red Border Prin

HEARN, Lafcadio. New York 1902, Macmillan. Olive decorated cloth, top edge gilt, very bright,clean & solid, gold, black & green covers and spine, 251p., 14 x 21 cm., photo frontispiece, contents clean.** WITH RED TITLE PAGE BORDER PRINTED RIGHT SIDE UP ** . *** **** *** . . FIRST EDITION . . . WITH RED TITLE PAGE BORDER PRINTED RIGHT SIDE UP . . * There are two variants to the FIRST EDITION, the earliest is with the red-ink title page border by Genjiro Yeto printed UPSIDE DOWN, as indicated by his name Hanko [seal/chop] being in the upper right corner. . The second variant was the correction to this error by printing that red border RIGHT SIDE UP, with the Hanko at the lower left corner. . *** The title "KOTTO" means "Old Things" in Japanese, in essence in this case Hearn used this name to indicate old ghostly stories, strange Japanese beliefs, bizarre folk-tales, superstitious short stories, covering ghouls, goblins and of the dead. . *** THE ILLUSTRATIONS: The book has a black & white photo frontispiece of a Japanese grave yard and tombs. with other red Japanese illustrations: 20 full page illustration before each story, and 33 text illustrations. . All red ink drawings by Genjiro Yeto, each with his Hanko with & '1902' date, one drawing before each story. . *** THE ARTIST: YETO GENJIRO [1867-1924]: Yeto was an eminent Japanese painter of the period, he was also a well know book illustrator, illustrating many books by foreign authors. . He came to America in 1873 with the Chicago Columbia Exposition World Fair. After that he went to New York and became an art student at ART STUDENT LEAGUE OF NEW YORK, in 1896 he went to the Cos Cob art colony as an art student at the Bush-Holly house in Greenwich, Connecticut, introducing Japanese style painting techniques and style. He also illustrated books not only by Hearn, but by Yone Noguchi as well. See the links below. . *** THE CONTENTS: . THE LEGEND OF YUREI-DAKI . IN A CUP OF TEA . COMMON SENSE . IKIRYO . SHIRYO . THE STORE OF O-KAME . STORY OF A FLY . STORY OF A PHEASANT . THE STORY OF CHUGORO . A WOMAN'S DIARY . HEIKE-GANI . FIREFLIES . A DROP OF DEW . GAKI . A MATTER OF CUSTOM . REVERY . PATHOLOGICAL . IN THE DEAD OF THE NIGHT . THE EATER OF DREAMS . *** Color scans are posted to our website. . *** BINDING & CONDITION: Generic: This book is bound in the original publisher's olive cloth with gold-stamped author & titles on the front and spine, with a green, black & gold-stamped decorations. The top edge is gilt, the fore and lower edges are untrimmed. . Being over 118 years old, this book will have some of the usual signs of age, minor corner, spine head & tail and edge wear. For the most part copies are above the average. . Each copy can vary in condition, please carefully read the description notes for each separate copy prior to ordering. . Contents of each example are brilliantly clean, no marks or issues. . Specific Copy Notes: . Copy 3 has a diagonal bend to the front covers, from the "O" of the title "KOTTO," down to the right edge where the decoration begins, inside front cover end papers are a bit split at the bend, else no issues. . Copy 5 has a bit bumped & worn corners, with spine dull, rubbing to the head & tail, and rubbing to spine hinge, else no other issues. . *** REFERENCE: . Perkins p.45 . BAL 7938 * YETO GENJIRO: www.wikidata.org/wiki/q11551318 . http://www.home.earthlink.net/~jsfc/Genjiro.html . * .
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BOOKS AND HABITS FROM THE LECTURES OF LAFCADIO HEARN. Selected & Edited With An

HEARN, Lafcadio. New York 1921, Dodd.Red cloth, paper spine label, very clean bright & solid copy, 328p., index, top edge trimmed, fore &. lower edges untrimmed, spine fade, spine label good,contents v. clean, 13 x 19.5 cm. *FIRST EDITION LIMITED 1400 COPIES* . *** **** *** . . FIRST & ONLY LIMITED EDITION OF 1400 COPIES . . . WITH THREE ESSAYS PUBLISHED HERE FOR THE FIRST TIME . . * With three chapters appearing here for the first time. . *** THE EDITIONS: The FIRST AMERICAN LIMITED EDITION OF 1400 COPIES was issued in October 1921 in full red cloth with paper spine label printed in black. . The FIRST ENGLISH EDITION was issued May 11, 1922 in an edition of 775 copies from the American sheets. . *** Color photos are posted to our website. . *** CONDITION: Generic: The book is bound in the publisher's heavy red cloth with paper label on the spine in black titles. The book is firmly and solidly bound, tight without issues. . Typically the spine labels are usually a bit 'toned' paper simple due to the age. There can be a small amount of label edge wear or chipping, as per our description notes. . The bindings can be some of the normal and usual minor rubbing, edge, corner spine head & tail wear typical of a book over 105 years old. If anything major or of concern we gladly point that out. By and large a very nice copy, far above average example. . Copies vary, please carefully read each copy condition description, prior to ordering. . Each copy contents are brilliantly clean, no marks or issues. . Copy 5 has a bit of label rubbing, the spine has a very mild partial damp stain, else contents are brilliantly clean, no marks or issues. . *** REFERENCE: . BAL 7971 * Perkins p.79-80 . * .
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KOTTO: Being Japanese Curios, With Sundry Cobwebs. [! Title Page Red Border Prin

HEARN, Lafcadio. New York 1903, Macmillan. Black cloth, gold stamped titles, illustrated, 251p.,13 x 19.5 cm., corners, edges spine head & tail rubbed, worn, spine a bit dull, contents clean, firm & solid. Second Printing . *** **** *** . . FIRST EDITION . . . WITH RED TITLE PAGE BORDER PRINTED RIGHT SIDE UP . . * There are two variants to the FIRST EDITION, the earliest is with the red-ink title page border by Genjiro Yeto printed UPSIDE DOWN, as indicated by his name Hanko [seal/chop] being in the upper right corner. . The second variant was the correction to this error by printing that red border RIGHT SIDE UP, with the Hanko at the lower left corner. . *** The title "KOTTO" means "Old Things" in Japanese, in essence in this case Hearn used this name to indicate old ghostly stories, strange Japanese beliefs, bizarre folk-tales, superstitious short stories, covering ghouls, goblins and of the dead. . *** THE ILLUSTRATIONS: The book has a black & white photo frontispiece of a Japanese grave yard and tombs. with other red Japanese illustrations: 20 full page illustration before each story, and 33 text illustrations. . All red ink drawings by Genjiro Yeto, each with his Hanko with & '1902' date, one drawing before each story. . *** THE ARTIST: YETO GENJIRO [1867-1924]: Yeto was an eminent Japanese painter of the period, he was also a well know book illustrator, illustrating many books by foreign authors. . He came to America in 1873 with the Chicago Columbia Exposition World Fair. After that he went to New York and became an art student at ART STUDENT LEAGUE OF NEW YORK, in 1896 he went to the Cos Cob art colony as an art student at the Bush-Holly house in Greenwich, Connecticut, introducing Japanese style painting techniques and style. He also illustrated books not only by Hearn, but by Yone Noguchi as well. See the links below. . *** THE CONTENTS: . THE LEGEND OF YUREI-DAKI . IN A CUP OF TEA . COMMON SENSE . IKIRYO . SHIRYO . THE STORE OF O-KAME . STORY OF A FLY . STORY OF A PHEASANT . THE STORY OF CHUGORO . A WOMAN'S DIARY . HEIKE-GANI . FIREFLIES . A DROP OF DEW . GAKI . A MATTER OF CUSTOM . REVERY . PATHOLOGICAL . IN THE DEAD OF THE NIGHT . THE EATER OF DREAMS . *** Color scans are posted to our website. . *** BINDING & CONDITION: Generic: This book is bound in the original publisher's olive cloth with gold-stamped author & titles on the front and spine, with a green, black & gold-stamped decorations. The top edge is gilt, the fore and lower edges are untrimmed. . Being over 118 years old, this book will have some of the usual signs of age, minor corner, spine head & tail and edge wear. For the most part copies are above the average. . Each copy can vary in condition, please carefully read the description notes for each separate copy prior to ordering. . Contents of each example are brilliantly clean, no marks or issues. . Specific Copy Notes: . Copy 3 has a diagonal bend to the front covers, from the "O" of the title "KOTTO," down to the right edge where the decoration begins, inside front cover end papers are a bit split at the bend, else no issues. . Copy 5 has a bit bumped & worn corners, with spine dull, rubbing to the head & tail, and rubbing to spine hinge, else no other issues. . *** REFERENCE: . Perkins p.45 . BAL 7938 * YETO GENJIRO: www.wikidata.org/wiki/q11551318 . http://www.home.earthlink.net/~jsfc/Genjiro.html . * .
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KOTTO: Being Japanese Curios, With Sundry Cobwebs. [! Title Page Red Border Prin

HEARN, Lafcadio. New York 1903, Macmillan. Olive decorated cloth, top edge gilt, very bright,clean & solid, 251p., 14 x 21 cm.,contents contents clean, light diagonal bend to front cover else no issues. * WITH RED TITLE PAGE BORDER PRINTED RIGHT SIDE UP * . *** **** *** . . FIRST EDITION . . . WITH RED TITLE PAGE BORDER PRINTED RIGHT SIDE UP . . * There are two variants to the FIRST EDITION, the earliest is with the red-ink title page border by Genjiro Yeto printed UPSIDE DOWN, as indicated by his name Hanko [seal/chop] being in the upper right corner. . The second variant was the correction to this error by printing that red border RIGHT SIDE UP, with the Hanko at the lower left corner. . *** The title "KOTTO" means "Old Things" in Japanese, in essence in this case Hearn used this name to indicate old ghostly stories, strange Japanese beliefs, bizarre folk-tales, superstitious short stories, covering ghouls, goblins and of the dead. . *** THE ILLUSTRATIONS: The book has a black & white photo frontispiece of a Japanese grave yard and tombs. with other red Japanese illustrations: 20 full page illustration before each story, and 33 text illustrations. . All red ink drawings by Genjiro Yeto, each with his Hanko with & '1902' date, one drawing before each story. . *** THE ARTIST: YETO GENJIRO [1867-1924]: Yeto was an eminent Japanese painter of the period, he was also a well know book illustrator, illustrating many books by foreign authors. . He came to America in 1873 with the Chicago Columbia Exposition World Fair. After that he went to New York and became an art student at ART STUDENT LEAGUE OF NEW YORK, in 1896 he went to the Cos Cob art colony as an art student at the Bush-Holly house in Greenwich, Connecticut, introducing Japanese style painting techniques and style. He also illustrated books not only by Hearn, but by Yone Noguchi as well. See the links below. . *** THE CONTENTS: . THE LEGEND OF YUREI-DAKI . IN A CUP OF TEA . COMMON SENSE . IKIRYO . SHIRYO . THE STORE OF O-KAME . STORY OF A FLY . STORY OF A PHEASANT . THE STORY OF CHUGORO . A WOMAN'S DIARY . HEIKE-GANI . FIREFLIES . A DROP OF DEW . GAKI . A MATTER OF CUSTOM . REVERY . PATHOLOGICAL . IN THE DEAD OF THE NIGHT . THE EATER OF DREAMS . *** Color scans are posted to our website. . *** BINDING & CONDITION: Generic: This book is bound in the original publisher's olive cloth with gold-stamped author & titles on the front and spine, with a green, black & gold-stamped decorations. The top edge is gilt, the fore and lower edges are untrimmed. . Being over 118 years old, this book will have some of the usual signs of age, minor corner, spine head & tail and edge wear. For the most part copies are above the average. . Each copy can vary in condition, please carefully read the description notes for each separate copy prior to ordering. . Contents of each example are brilliantly clean, no marks or issues. . Specific Copy Notes: . Copy 3 has a diagonal bend to the front covers, from the "O" of the title "KOTTO," down to the right edge where the decoration begins, inside front cover end papers are a bit split at the bend, else no issues. . Copy 5 has a bit bumped & worn corners, with spine dull, rubbing to the head & tail, and rubbing to spine hinge, else no other issues. . *** REFERENCE: . Perkins p.45 . BAL 7938 * YETO GENJIRO: www.wikidata.org/wiki/q11551318 . http://www.home.earthlink.net/~jsfc/Genjiro.html . * .