Dec 01, 2016 - Sale 2433

Sale 2433 - Lot 47

Price Realized: $ 1,170
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 600 - $ 900
(JAPANESE FAIRY TALES.) Hearn, Lafcadio. Japanese Fairy Tales. 5 volumes. Color woodblock illustrations printed on crepe paper. 8vo, original sewn crepe paper wrappers; as new in rice paper overslips; publisher's board Chi-tsu box with faux bone clasps and cover label, heavily worn. Larger format (7 1/2x5 1/2 inches) post-World War I printings. Tokyo: Hasegawa, 1920s

Additional Details

Hearn's celebrated series of story books. The titles include The Boy Who Drew Cats, The Old Woman Who Lost Her Dumpling, Chin Chin Kobakama, The Fountain of Youth, and The Goblin Spider. This set with stated imprint "T. Hasegawa, Publisher & Art-Printers" which was prior to the later printings by his grandson and successor, Nishinomiya.