BOOKS AND HABITS: FROM THE LECTURES OF LAFCADIO HEARN. Selected and Edited with an Introduction by John Erskine. New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1921. Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v-xv [xvi-xx] 1-328 [329-332: blank] [note: last two leaves are blanks], title page printed in red and black, original red cloth, printed paper label affixed to spine panel, top edge trimmed, fore and bottom edges rough trimmed. First edition. Most of the material printed here was published earlier in INTERPRETATIONS OF LITERATURE (1915), APPRECIATIONS OF POETRY (1916) and LIFE AND LITERATURE (1917). Three pieces are first collected here: "The Ideal Woman in English Poetry," "The New Ethics," and "Note on the Influence of Finnish Poetry in English Literature." The text is based on lecture notes kept by Hearn's students. BAL 7971 (noted issue 1). Bookplate affixed to front paste-down and small 1921 Christmas gift inscription at top fore-edge corner of front free endpaper. Slight spine lean, light wear at upper spine end, top edge of pages dusty, a tight, internally clean, very good copy. (#164095).
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