LIFE AND LITERATURE ... Compiled with Notes by R. Tanabé. Lafcadio Hearn.

LIFE AND LITERATURE ... Compiled with Notes by R. Tanabé. Tokyo: Hokuseido, [1927]. Octavo, pp. [1-2] [i] ii-iii [iv-vi] [1] 2-251 [252-254: blank], printed colophon tipped onto recto of rear free endpaper, original light sea green cloth, front panel stamped in black and blind, spine panel stamped in black, publisher's monogram stamped in blind on rear panel, printed paper label affixed to front panel. First separate edition. Nine of the lectures Hearn dictated to his students at Tokyo Imperial University. Includes Hearn's important lecture "The Value of the Supernatural in Fiction and the Art of Writing [the] Ghost-Story" (1899), pp. [149]-167. The book is copyright 1925, but the "publisher's note" on the verso of the colophon leaf is dated May 1927. BAL 7991. Extensive marginalia penciled in Japanese in several lectures, marginalia and underlining in red pencil in one lecture. Cloth lightly spotted, a sound, good copy in very good dust jacket with wear along top and bottom edges and some tanning to spine panel. (#164071).

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