Lafcadio Hearn, a bibliography of his writings by P. D. and Ione Perkins. With an introduction by Sanki Ichikawa. introductions Sanki Ichikawa, P. D. Perkins, Ione.

Lafcadio Hearn, a bibliography of his writings by P. D. and Ione Perkins. With an introduction by Sanki Ichikawa

Tokyo: The Hokuseido Press, 1934. Hardcover. Number 74 of 200 copies issued in Japan. Published for The Lafcadio Hearn Memorial Committee in Japan. Lafcadio Hearn (1850-1904) was an American writer and newspaper correspondent who in 1890 went to Japan as a correspondent but found a home and creative inspiration. He became a naturalized Japanese citizen and married a Japanese woman. Since its publication this work has been the most comprehensive bibliography of Hearn's works and writings about him from various countries. Inserted are several contemporary clippings of reviews of the book along with a photograph of Hearn with his Japanese wife and son. There is also a postcard written in 1932 by English bookseller James Commin to a Mr. Warburton in the U.S. about receiving the return from him of two volumes of Unfamiliar Japan. Perhaps amusing to booksellers, it included a mild protest that in Commin's opinion, the book was not missing a half title but a blank piece of paper Bound in brown leatherette with gilt title and authors to spine. Page edges with scattered foxing, some offsetting from inserted clippings otherwise fine. In lightly rubbed and soiled dust jacket still very good. With five illustrations from Hearn's writings. 6.5 x 10 inches. 444 pages including extensive index. BOB/102116. Near Fine / Very Good.

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