SOME STRANGE ENGLISH LITERARY FIGURES OF THE EIGHTEENTH AND NINETEENTH CENTURIES In a Series of Lectures ... Edited by R. Tanabé. Tokyo: The Hokuseido Press, n.d. . Octavo, pp. [1-8] [1-3] 4-140, printed colophon tipped onto recto of terminal flyleaf, color frontispiece with tissue guard and ten plates inserted, original green cloth, spine panel stamped in gold, t.e.g., other edges untrimmed. First edition, first (and only) printing. Eleven of the lectures Hearn dictated to his students of English literature, graduate class of 1899, at Tokyo Imperial University. For those interested in fantastic literature, this is the most interesting selection of Hearn's lectures, including those on "'Monk Lewis' and the School of Horror and Mystery," and Thomas Love Peacock, as well as two on William Blake. Eight of the eleven lectures appear here for the first time. BAL 7999. The text is printed on pulpy paper and is tanned, otherwise a fine copy in very good printed dust jacket with light wear at edges. (#164125).