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SWINBURNE, Alfred James. - [Tsuzoku Ronridan]. [Cover title: The Grave Made Gay].

Tokyo, Kochokaku 1887 (Meiji 20). Two volumes 19x13cm, publisher's illustrated wrappers; illustrations by Kobayashi Kiyochika. Some browning or spotting of the cheap paper; quite good. ¶ Parts one and two - part three never appeared - of an an adaptation of Swinburne's 'Picture Logic or The Grave Made Gay; an attempt to popularise the science of reason ...' first published in 1875. The 'Grave Made Gay' seems to have been dropped from the English title with the fourth edition of 1881. The illustrations are mostly copies or adaptations of Swinburne's originals but Kiyochika has drawn a few new, specifically Japanese, illustrations. Swinburne was wealthy, a school inspector by trade, and proper example of an eccentric (ie a pain to know) English gentleman; the sort that carried a revolver to visit schools in Irish catholic areas. I haven't read his self published memoir but you can find a charming precis of it online. Worldcat finds copies at Berkeley and in the Diet library.
AUD 300.00 [Appr.: EURO 182.25 US$ 192.93 | £UK 158.25 | JP¥ 28818] Book number 10750

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