Hearn, Lafcadio. The Romance of the Milky Way & Other Studies & Stories [first edition]
Hearn, Lafcadio. The Romance of the Milky Way & Other Studies & Stories
Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin & Co., 1905. Hardback small 8vo; first edition. 209 pp. Gray cloth with yellow banners and black lettering to front board and spine; yellow stain to top edge; fore and bottom edges uncut; no dust jacket. Condition: Very Good; minor rubbing to extremities and spine; bumps to head and tail of spine; quarter-inch indentation to front board; previous owner’s stamp to front pastedown. $40
Hearn, an admirer of Japanese culture, settled in Japan during the last fourteen years of his life and eventually became a citizen of that country. Romance of the Milky Way is a collection of exquisitely written essays covering Japanese poetry and legends, as well as the country's politics and society.
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