1904 Rare First Edition - JAPAN: An Attempt at Interpretation by Lafcadio Hearn


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Author : Lafcadio Hearn
Title : JAPAN: An Attempt at Interpretation.
Publisher : New York, The Macmillan Company, 1904. First edition - First printing, stated September 1904 on copyright page.
Language : Text in English.  
Size : 8 " X 5 "
Pages : 541 pages + ads..
Binding : Very good full cloth binding (hinges fine, slightly worn and scuffed) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content : Very good content (tight and clean, 1904 newspaper clip on the first endpaper - as shown).
Illustrations : Including a beautiful frontis illustration.

Estimate : (USD 150 - USD 175)

The book : Rare and attractive first edition of this major work on Japan by Lafcadio Hearn.

The author: Patrick Lafcadio Hearn (27 June 1850 – 26 September 1904), known also by the Japanese name Koizumi Yakumo (小泉 八雲), was a writer, known best for his books about Japan, especially his collections of Japanese legends and ghost stories, such as Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things. In the United States, Hearn is also known for his writings about the city of New Orleans based on his ten-year stay in that city.


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