THE LIFE AND LETTERS OF LAFCADIO HEARN by Elizabeth Bisland. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin and Company, 1906. Octavo, two volumes: pp. [1-2] [i-v] vi-viii [ix-xii] [1-3] 4-475 [476: printer's imprint]; [i-viii] [1-3] 4-554 [555: blank] [556: printer's imprint] [note: first leaf is a blank], flyleaves at front and rear of volume one, 16 inserted plates, original decorated black cloth, front panels stamped in orange and gold, spine panels stamped in gold, t.e.g., other edges rough trimmed. First edition, trade issue, first printing. The first biography of Hearn. "... authorized and utilizes indispensable material, though it is apologetic and glosses over important facts." - Spiller, et al., eds., Literary History of the United States, third edition, revised (1963) II, p. 558. BAL 7944. A bright, nearly fine copy. (#164058).
"Published December 1906" on copyright pages.