New York: Macmillan, 1904. Hardcover. Hearn, son of a Greek mother and Irish father, was born in Greece and became a Japanese citizen after marrying Koizumi Setsuko, the daughter of a prominent family. In 1895, he took the name Koizumi Yakumo (Eight Clouds). This work is his introduction to Japan of the Meiji era, and describes the transition from feudal to a more modern society.
8vo, color frontispiece, v, 541pp, teg, ads (2). Original gilt and black stamped tan cloth, with gilt title and gilt stylized chrysanthemum design. Very slt rubbed at spine ends, o/w very good condition. With original brown dj, title in green at dj spine, slt chipped at spine ends. Internally, small area of light offsetting at front free end paper from newspaper article loosely inserted. Article entitled "Spencer on Japan, Full Text of the Philosopher's Letter, He Tells Baron Kentaro Kaneko that Americans And Europeans Should be Kept at Arm's Length". BAL 7941. Very good. Item #15287