Lotos -Blicke in Das Unbekannte Japan (Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan)
Frankfurt, Germany: Rutten & Loening, 1906. Limited Edition. Leather. B&W Illustrations; Vellum covers with gilt and black decorations and lettering. Limited Edition. Book number #348. Text is completely in GERMAN. This book is in Very Good condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book is covered in Vellum and has black, and gilt decorations and gilt lettering to the spine and front cover. The book is in generally clean condition. There is some light bumping to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. The text pages are generally clean, but do have noticeable foxing throughout. The top edges of the text pages have some tide marking. "Patrick Lafcadio Hearn (27 June 1850 – 26 September 1904) , known also by the Japanese name Koizumi Yakumo , was a writer, known best for his books about Japan, especially his collections of Japanese legends and ghost stories, such as Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things. In the United States, Hearn is also known for his writings about the city of New Orleans based on his ten-year stay in that city." "In 1890, Hearn went to Japan with a commission as a newspaper correspondent, which was quickly terminated. It was in Japan, however, that he found a home and his greatest inspiration. Through the goodwill of Basil Hall Chamberlain, Hearn gained a teaching position during the summer of 1890 at the Shimane Prefectural Common Middle School and Normal School in Matsue, a town in western Japan on the coast of the Sea of Japan. The Lafcadio Hearn Memorial Museum and his old residence are still two of Matsue's most popular tourist attractions. During his fifteen-month stay in Matsue, Hearn married Koizumi Setsu, the daughter of a local samurai family, with whom he had four children. He became a naturalized Japanese, assuming the name Koizumi Yakumo, in 1896 after accepting a teaching position in Tokyo. After having been Greek Orthodox, Roman Catholic, and, later on, Spencerian, he became Buddhist. ". Very Good .
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