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A History of English Literature in a Series of Lectures  [Two volume set], Hearn, Lafcadio
1 Hearn, Lafcadio A History of English Literature in a Series of Lectures [Two volume set]
Tokyo Hokuseido Press 1927 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 4to 11" - 13" tall 
914 pages; Two volumes in original maroon leatherette bindings with gilt lettering at spine and gilt emblem on front covers, top edges gilt; pages clean and unmarked, but outer page edges show light scattered foxxing when book is closed. Former owner's name on front paste-down endpaper of Volume 1. OCLC: 2408125 At the rear of Volume 1 a printed note is tipped-in stating: "Special attention is called to the Author's seal in Japanese characters, made of green agate produced in Idzumo Province. Among so many others, Hearn liked this one best, being a present from Mr. Sentaro Nishida who was an intimate friend of his, at Matsue." Also at rear of each volume is another tipped-in sheet with the Author's Seal. Lectures taken down by Hearn's students at the time of their delivery (September 1900-March 1903) and given here without any revision by Hearn himself. (cf. Prefatory note, v. 1) Compiled and edited by Professors R. Tanabe and T. Ochiai. iv, 478, (2), 60, xii; iv, 479-914, (2) xii pp. A very attractive set. 
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MILESTONES IN LIFE  The Ceremonials That Mark the Life of the Japanese, Joya, Mock
2 Joya, Mock MILESTONES IN LIFE The Ceremonials That Mark the Life of the Japanese
Tokyo Japan Travel Bureau 1949 First Edition Hardcover Very Good- 12mo 7" - 7" tall 
97 pages; Clean and tight in orignial red boards with gilt lettering at front cover, some wear at spine ends. Illustrated endpapers, b&w illustrations throughout. 
Price: 19.94 USD
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Colour Prints of the Late Tokugawa and Early Meiji Periods in the Nonogami Collection / Bunmei Kaika Nishiki-e Shu: Yokohama-e to Kaika-e, Keiichi, Nonogami
3 Keiichi, Nonogami Colour Prints of the Late Tokugawa and Early Meiji Periods in the Nonogami Collection / Bunmei Kaika Nishiki-e Shu: Yokohama-e to Kaika-e
Tokyo Sensui Shobo 1967 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine 4to 11" - 13" tall 
127, (xxviii) pages; Clean and tight in original black cloth binding in yellow cardboard slipcase, slipcase lightly dust soiled. Wonderful colour illustrations throughout. Text and captions in Japanese, English introductory essay and list of illustrations. A valuable reference work for scholars and collectors. 
Price: 64.94 USD
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EDUCATION IN TOKYO   1937, Multiple Authors
4 Multiple Authors EDUCATION IN TOKYO 1937
Tokyo Tokyo Municipal Office 1937 First Edition Hardcover Very Good- 4to 11" - 13" tall 
256 pages; Contents are clean and tight in original pale green silk cloth binding with image of a pagoda and flowers on front cover. Binding has a superficial damp stain at upper corners near spine, not affecting interior. Illustrated endpapers, lovely small tipped-in colour plate by Hiroshige of Confucian Hall. Illustrated with many wonderful b&w photographs depicting the schools and children of Tokyo just prior to World War II. An incredible amount of information on courses, teaching methods, pedagogical philosophy, educational statistics, etc. 
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Lafcadio Hearn in Japan. With Mrs.Lafcadio Hearn's Reminiscences Frontispiece by Shoshu Saito with Sketches by Genjiro Kataoka and Mr. Hearn Himself, Noguchi,Yone
5 Noguchi,Yone Lafcadio Hearn in Japan. With Mrs.Lafcadio Hearn's Reminiscences Frontispiece by Shoshu Saito with Sketches by Genjiro Kataoka and Mr. Hearn Himself
New York, London & Yokohama New York: Mitchell Kennerley / London: Elkin Mathews / Japan: Kelly & Walsh, 1911 First Edition; Second Printing Softcover Very Good+ 8vo 
vii, & 177 pages; Publisher's original binding: yellow textured wrappers printed in black, bound in the Japanese style: stab-sewn with visible thread cords crossing the "spine" (visible cut edges of the text block) and running down the outside of the gutter margins, front and rear. This fragile binding is in excellent, unworn condition, protected by the publisher's original folding case -- blue-grey boards with paper labels on the spine and the front cover, and two silk cords with bone or ivory clasps (one is now missing). The case is somewhat soiled and worn, with rubbing along the hinges. The volume itself is well preserved, apart from some moderate foxing throughout. OCLC: 303490 A fascinating text, written about one transcultural literary by another. Lafcadio Hearn was a product of Greece, Ireland, France, Cincinnati, New Orleans, the West Indies, and finally found a permanent home in Japan at age forty. Hearn became a naturalized Japanese citizen, assuming the name Koizumi Yakumo, in 1896, (not long after the author of this book first left Japan for the West. Yone Noguchi was born in Japan, near Nagoya. He attended Keio University in Tokyo, but left before graduation to wander through California, Chicago, New York, England, back to New York, and finally, returning to Japan, where he become a leading interpreter of Japanese culture to Westerners, and of Western culture to the Japanese -- writing mostly in English. This book was printed in Kamakura, Japan [The Valley Press] -- an interesting choice... while modern Kamakura is a small near-neighbor to Tokyo (30 miles distant), it was once what can only be described as a former de facto capital of Japan as the seat of the Shogunate and of the Regency during the Kamakura Period [11851333) A.D.] -- a period which marked the emergence of the samurai, the warrior caste, and the establishment of feudalism in Japan. Its spirit is one of the aspects of Japan which Lafcadio Hearn wrote about for Westerners, for whom Japan was largely a mystery at the turn of the last century. 
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