Chicago: Privately Printed, 1929. Limited Edition (#1/150). Quarto, 80 pages. Hard cover lacking dust jacket with a protective partial slipcase. Limited Edition: This is copy number one of one hundred and fifty numbered copies for subscribers only on Utopian Antique Laid Paper. Privately printed for Targ and Dordick, booksellers of Chicago by special arrangement with Brentano's, Inc. Publishers. Signed by Targ and Dordick on the limitation page. Entirely hand-set in the eighteen point Ludlow Nicolas Jenson with its italic. Ludlow borders and ornaments. Design and typography by Louis J. Rerra on second limitation page; also signed by him. Book in good condition: Age toning/yellowing to pages, but the text is clean and unmarked. Repair to the gutter following the second limitation page. Tight binding. Strong sunning to the edges of the boards and to spine; edges are scuffed. Consignment - Tag to Allan. Shelve above case 2.
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Boston: The Atlantic Monthly Press, Inc., 1917. First. Thin 12mo; Fair/no-DJ paperback; stapled red-brown spine with no text, book contained in plastic sleeve; covers have light edgewear and creasing, moderate age-toning, one 1-inch blue pencil marking to left edge of front cover; textblock detached from binding, edges torn and chipped, pages age-toned but otherwise clean; 21pp. SHELVED IN ROCKVILLE NON-RETAIL AREA.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1889. First Edition, First Printing. 8vo., 204pp., 4pp. ads; VG; bound in reddish-brown cloth, spine has gold lettering for title and brown lettering for Hearn; minor bumping to corners, head and tail of spine; upper fore corner of front board has a minor tear to cloth; tipped in bookplate on inside front board; previous owners name in ink on ffep, dated 1889; opposite of copyright page is the dedication page; title page states 1889; interior clean; SHELVED ROCKVILLE NON-RETAIL.
Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin Company, 1922. First separate edition. Small octavo, 27pp. Stapled wraps in VG- condition. Spine is thin and textless; book in clear bag. Light chipping and creasing to wraps; moderate soiling and foxing, particularly to rear wrap. Minor foxing to front flyleaf. Text otherwise clean. Binding is sturdy. YF Consignment. SHELVE ROCKVILLE NON-RETAIL.
Tokyo, Japan: The Hokuseido Press, 1927. First. Volume 1: Quarto; VG/no-DJ; Maroon leather spine with gold text; Boards strong, clean, with general shelfwear and edgewear, top corners bumped, rubbing at tail corners, and both ends of spine, spine text and front cover gilt faded with age; Textblock darkened with age, otherwise generally clean, tanning on front and back pastedowns, light foxing peppers textblock, higher concentrations at front and back of text, previous bookseller's book stamp on front pastedown, name of previous owner inscribed on front free endpaper, notation at rear of text suggests a green agate author's seal was included with volumes, however none appears in text, light wave to page, that said, there are no obvious signs of water damage so likely due to humidity, top edge gilt intact with several gouges and scratches, fore and tail edges show signs of wear; pp 1-478. Volume 2: Quarto; G/no-DJ; Faded maroon leather spine with gold text; Boards strong, clean, with general shelfwear and edgewear, boards bow outwards at corners, spine discolored with age, crimping along spine, rubbing at top of spine, spine text and front cover illustration gilt faded with age; Textblock darkened with age, otherwise generally clean, boards sprung, signatures loose, light wave to page, that said, there are no obvious signs of water damage so likely due to humidity, foxing along front and back pastedowns and flyleaves, Japanese-language bookplate affixed to back flyleaf, previous bookseller's book stamp affixed to back pastedown, top edge gilt intact with several gouges and scratches, as well as stains, fore and tail edges show signs of wear, especially at tail edge corner; pp 479-914. Oversized listing, additional S/H needed for expedited/international order. Economy International shipping unavailable due to size/weight restrictions. Please contact seller with any S/H questions.
Boston: Little, Brown and Co, 1899. First Edition. Octavo, 241 pages; VG-/G; Tan spine with black lettering; Jacket has several small tears and light chipping at the corners and the spine edges, Jacket spine is age toned; Boards are straight with some minor wear along the edges and the spine; Binding is sturdy; Gilt top edge of text block has a few small scratches; Deckle cut pages are somewhat age toned at the edges, but free of markings to the interior, small stains from tape on end papers; scarce in dust jacket; shelved case 9.
Frankfurt: Rutten & Loening, 1921. 12mo; pp 314; G-/no-DJ; dark beige spine with gilt text and decorations to spine; boards show some browning toward edges; gilt text and gilt and black design to front; some minor chips to corners; sturdy boards; text block shows slight browning toward edges; interior lightly toned; previous owner label to rear pastedown; illustrated; German text.
New York: Boni and Liveright, 1918. First US Edition. 12mo: G/no-DJ: Brown spine with black text: Boards have general shelfwear, chipping and fraying at corners, age toning and soiling: Textblock is age toned with some soiling, some pages have staining that does not impact readability and is mostly confined to the margins, otherwise free of markings, folds or tears: First US Edition: 160 pp.
Frankfurt: Rutten & Loening, 1921. 12mo; pp 290; G-/no-DJ; dark beige spine with gilt text and decorations to spine; boards show browning toward edges with some foxing; gilt text and gilt and black design to front; some minor chips to corners; sturdy boards; text block shows slight browning toward edges; interior lightly toned; previous owner's label to rear pastedown; illustrated; German text.
Frankfurt: Rutten & Loening, 1921. 12mo; pp 198; G-/no-DJ; dark beige spine with gilt text and decorations to spine; boards show browning toward edges with some foxing; gilt text and gilt and black design to front; some minor chips to corners; sturdy boards; text block shows slight browning toward edges; interior lightly toned; previous owner's label to rear pastedown; illustrated; German text.
Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1904. First Edition. Octavo; VG/no-DJ; dark green spine with flower illustration and gilt text; cover has rubbing, minor bumping at spine head and tail and in corners, spine slightly cocked, binding strong; textblock has edgewear, otherwise clean; pp 240; later printing.
Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1911. Limited Edition. Octavo, 179 pages. Hard cover with no dust jacket, presumably as issued. Limited Edition: Five hundred and seventy-five numbered copies printed at the Riverside Press, Cambridge in September, 1911. This copy is # 570. Tight binding. Pages are uncut at the top. Light age toning to pages, but the text is clean and unmarked. Rough-cut text block on the side. Light shelf wear and rubbing to boards, but is still in a very good condition, and is wrapped in a mylar sleeve for added protection. YF CONSIGNMENT. SHELVED ROCKVILLE NON-RETAIL AREA.
Detroit: Robert Burma Powers, Publisher, 1933. First edition. Small Octavo; G-/no-DJ; Number 81 of numbered limited editions of 550; Black slipcase has split head edge and rubbed & worn edges; Gold spine with black text; Boards have moisture stain halfway up front tail edge to front fore edge and along rear tail edge, some smudges on exterior panels, and minor wear on edges, otherwise overall sturdy & intact; Text block has some foxing on exterior edges as well as on pastedowns & ffep, moisture stain halfway from lower edge first half of pages, deckled fore edge, pages however are unmarked; Previous owner's book plate on front pastedown and name on ffep; pp 119.
Frankfurt: Rutten & Loening, 1921. 12mo; pp 304; G-/no-DJ; dark beige spine with gilt text and decorations to spine; boards show browning toward edges; gilt text and gilt and black design to front; some minor chips to corners; sturdy boards; text block shows slight browning toward edges; interior lightly toned; previous owner's label to rear pastedown; illustrated; German text.
Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1922. Reprinted. Booklet; pp 27; G-/paperback; beige covers have heavy foxing; some soiling to rear cover; minor wear to edges; some chipping to head spine edge; green covers show slight wear; text block has some toning to exterior edges; interior lightly toned but clean.
Tokyo: The Hokuseido Press, 1932. First Edition. Octavo: VG-/no-DJ: Dark greenish blue spine with gold text: Boards are strong and clean with general shelfwear, slight fraying at corners: Textblock is dyed black along the head edge by the publisher, age toned, pages also have some age toning but are free of markings, folds or tears: First Edition: Collected lectures by the author: 533 pp.
Boston: The Atlantic Monthly Press, 1917. Booklet; pp 21; G-/paperback; brown covers have slight wear; some sunning to spine; mylar wraps; minor wear to edges; some chipping to head spine edge; text block has some toning to exterior edges; interior lightly toned but clean; first two pages loosed, but present; some chipping to first few pages.
Boston & New York: Houghton Mifflin and Company, 1905. First Edition. 12mo: VG-/G: Greenish brown spine with green text: DJ is covered in mylar sheath, general shelfwear, age toning, light soiling, multiple chips and small closed tears, several small open tears along head edge: Boards are strong with light rubbing along edges, front pastedown has a bookplate from a previous owner: Textblock is dyed green along head edge, otherwise age toned, pages free of markings, folds or tears: First Edition:.
Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin & Company, 1905. First edition. Octavo, 209pp. Hardcover with dust jacket in VG/VG condition. Spine is beige with beige text on gray box at head. Bumping and shelf-wear. Minor rubbing, chipping and soiling to dust jacket. Sunning to spine of jacket. Attractive green top-stain. Cloth-bound boards are bright and clean. Previous owner's bookplate to front paste-down end page. Age-toning to end papers. No markings or creases to the text. Binding is sturdy. YF CONSIGNMENT. SHELVED ROCKVILLE NON-RETAIL.
Tokyo: The Hokuseido Press, 1927. 1st. 140pp. hardcover with dust jacket in VG/VG condition. Japanese colophon, tipped-in. Illustrations present, an intact copy of this book. Green cloth covered boards clean, with minimal shelf wear. Text is unmarked, age toned. Some foxing at endpapers, foxing in text is very sparse. Top edge gilt. Dust jacket protected, minimal shelfwear apparent, with one or two smudges. DJ spine toned darker, with small soiled spot and a pen mark. Spine is brown with brown letters. Shelve Lit. Crit.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1890. First edition. Octavo, 431pp. Hardcover in VG- condition. Spine is pale green with gilt text. Bumping and shelf-wear. Boards encased in a protective mylar sheet. Mild rubbing and abrasions to illustrated cloth-bound boards. Previous owner's book-plate to front paste-down end page. Minor soiling and age-toning to end papers; text otherwise bright and clean. Binding shakes gently but is sturdy. YF Consignment. SHELVED ROCKVILLE NON-RETAIL.
Cincinnati, OH: Crossroads Books, 1983. First Edition. Folio: VG/missing-Slipcase: Grayish green spine with blue text: Boards are strong and clean with minimal shelfwear, bumping at tail and head of spine: Textblock is bright and clean, pages are crisp and free of any markings, folds or tears: 1983 publications by Crossroads Books in cooperation with The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County: First Edition: Unpaginated. Over sized book. Additional shipping necessary for expedited/international shipping. Economy international shipping unavailable due to weight/size restrictions. Please contact seller for additional information.
New York: R. Worthington, 1882. first edition; first issue; rebound. small octavo rebound in 3/4 black leather with dark green cloth and gilt; VG; six-band embossed spine with gold letters and gilt; original cloth and spine attached to back; ex-libris leather plate inside front cover; strong binding; frontispiece vignette portrait of T. Gautier; paper discolored with dusty edges; text clean; pp. 321; shelved in case # 6; YF consignment.
Tokyo: The Hokuseido Press, 1927. First edition. Set of two thick octavos in purple hardcovers with gold gilt; condition: Good; moderate soiling and slight discoloration on spines; vol. 1 front cover partly detached, but strong binding; paper age-toned; minor inscriptions on vol. 2 ffep; occasional pencil underlining in vol. I; pp. 914; as is; Oversized order. Additional shipping and handling may be necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy international shipping unavailable due to restriction(s).
New York: Macmillan, 1904. first edition. small octavo in dark beige cloth hardcovers; ; VG; DJ dark beige with green letters; vinyl cover; minimal shelf wear around spine edges; small open tear on back DJ; top edge gilted; strong binding; external edges a bit dusty; a couple of pages with a very tiny dog ear; color frontispiece engraving; text clean, in fairly small print; pp. 541; contains chapters on Shinto, Buddhism and "the Jesuit Peril"; most popular of Hearn's books on Japan; YF consignment. SHELVED ROCKVILLE NON-RETAIL.
Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1901. First Edition. Octavo, 305 pages; VG/VG; in illustrated bright green hardcovers with faded green DJ in brodart; spine discolored with brown letters and minor shelf wear on edges; binding strong; deckle edges; contains 6 plates of illustrations on glossy paper including frontispiece; contains series of stories, folklore (Buddhist names of plants and animals), and other studies (in a Japanese hospital); YF Consignment; shelved case 9.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1895. first edition; first issue. small octavo in yellow cloth hardcovers with silver gilt; VG; boards show moderate soiling; spine slightly discolored; strong binding; paper and text in good condition; dusty edges; pp. 341; contains a chapter on Jujutsu; YF consignment. SHELVED IN SALES FLOOR 13'S AREA.
New York: Will H. Coleman, 1885. First Edition. 10mo; G/No jacket; Spine is brick colored without text; Front cover torn from spine, but present; Original red brick printed wrappers, with map included, as issued; Very rare in first state wrappers and rarer with original map; Map has been repaired and reinforced at the folds; Originally sold at New Orleans Exposition, includes blind stamp of news-stand vendor "Crescent News Co." and price stamp on front fly. 324 pages. Book is in a bag.
Tokyo: Kenkyusha, n.d. 12mo; pp 133; Fair/G-; paperback; beige spine with black text; dust jacket shows foxing to exterior; minor chipping to corners; glass ring stain to front; some moderate wear to edges; covers have sunned spine; light bluish green covers show slight wear; text block has some foxing to exterior head edge; interior lightly toned but clean.
Tokyo: Kenkyusha, 1925. Octavo, xvi-430 pages. Hard cover with dust jacket and a slipcase. Very good/Very good. Ink inscription by formwer owner on front end paper. Wrinkling on the inside corners of front and back boards. Binding is tight, but there is a crack in the spine between pages 142 and 143. Pages are uncut at the top. Age toning to pages, but the text is clean and unmarked. Rough-cut text block. Light shelf wear to boards. Light shelf wear, staining, and discoloration to dust jacket. The spine is strongly sunned, and has a tiny tear at the top. Minor chipping around the edges - overall still in very good condition and is wrapped in a protective brodart for added protection. YF CONSIGNMENT. Shelve in Case # 8.
Tokyo: Kenkyusha, 1925. Octavo; VG-/G+; torn and age-toned tan spine with black text, white brodart sheet visible; dustjacket has light edgewear to covers, moderate edgewear to spine with tearing and chipping, spine is split down middle and held together by protective mylar covering on dustjacket, title still legible but not completely intact, otherwise dustjacket has light age-toning, lightly torn corners; boards have light scratching and age-toning, light staining; textblock has light age-toning, occasional light foxing; 430pp. SHELVED ROCKVILLE NON-RETAIL AREA.
Kanda, Tokyo, Japan: The Hokuseido Press, 1928. First. Octavo, 120 pages. Hard cover with dust jacket. Very good/Very good. Tight binding. Age yellowing to pages, but the text is clean and unmarked. Gilt top edge of text block. Rough-cut edges on the sides and bottom of text block. Light shelf wear to boards. Light shelf wear to dust jacket , and is wrapped in a protective brodart for added protection. YF CONSIGNMENT. SHELVED ROCKVILLE NON-RETAIL.
New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1923. 12mo; pp 339; VG-/G; gray spine with black text; cloth has small chips to corners; chipped spine head edge; slight sunning to exterior; strong boards; mylar wraps; cloth is clean; strong boards; text block shows slight age toning to exterior edges; slight cracking to front gutter; deckled fore edge; interior shows light toning toward edges.
Tokyo: Hokuseido, 1928. Octavo; 248 pages; Hard cover with dust jacket. Very good/Good. Stamped by former owner/bookseller on front end paper and then again on the Title Page. Light pencil notations on front end paper and the back of the Title Page. Tight binding. Age toning to pages, but the text is clean and unmarked. Light shelf wear and rubbing to boards. Light staining to text block. A short tear running along the inside of back boards. Dust jacket has a large piece missing from the back side and shows light shelf wear and visible discolorations; the spine is strongly sunned, and the edges are lightly chipped; overall still good and is wrapped in a protective brodart for added protection. "Thirteen pieces selected out of the lectures by Lafcadio Hearn in his Tokio Imperial University days" - From the dust jacket. YF CONSIGNMENT. SHELVED SALES FLOOR 13'S AREA.
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1910. 8vo., 203pp.; VG-; spine blue cloth with faded gold lettering; bumping to corners, spine head and tail; bookplate on front board; text clean; this volume contains the following stories: The soul of the great bell, The story of Ming-Y, The legend of Tchi-Niu, The return of Yen-Tchin-King, The tradition of the tea-plant, The tale of the porcelain-god; SHELVED ROCKVILLE NON-RETAIL.
The Hokuseido Press, 1929. First Edition. octavo., 206pp.; VG; spine green faded to tan with black lettering; minor bumping to corners, spine faded with bumping and peeling to head and tail; text clean; bookplate on ffep; this volume contains fourteen pieces selected from Hearn's newspaper articles, and The nun Ryonen.
New York: Dial Books, 1993. First Edition. thin 4to. picture book, unpaginated, VG/VG; tan DJ, black lettering to spine; minimal wear to covers; "$16.00" to front flap; DJ protected by mylar; tan glossy paper boards, black lettering to spine, cover art identical to DJ; cocking to spine, shelf lean, binding sturdy; small dent with material loss to top edge of front board towards corner; interior pristine, fully illustrated; originally translated into English by Hearn in 1898 under the title "The Artist of Cats," No. 23 of Hasegawa Takejiro's Japanese Fairy Tale series; shelved Case 14.