Title Kotto: Being Japanese Curios, With Sundry Cobwebs
Book Condition Very Good
Jacket Condition No Jacket
Size 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾
Publisher New York, NY Macmillan Company 1902
Seller ID 000924
8 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches, 251 pages plus 2 pages of publisher's ads, black and white photo with tissue guard at frontis, numerous illustrations in red and a few drawings in black and white; olive green cloth boards with elaborate peacock illustration and titles in gilt, boards rubbed with heavier wear at extremities, top edges gilt, remaining edges untrimmed, previous owner's name and date of 1962 in front end paper, pages lightly toned, binding a little tender. Patrick Lafcadio Hearn (1850 - 1904), known also by the Japanese name Koizumi Yakumo, was an international writer, known best for his books about Japan, especially his collections of Japanese legends and ghost stories. In the late 19th century, Japan was still largely unknown and exotic to Westerners. However, with the introduction of Japanese aesthetics, particularly at the Paris Exposition Universelle of 1900, Japanese styles became fashionable in Western countries. Consequently, Hearn became known to the world by his writings concerning Japan.
JAPANESE FABLES FAIRY TALES MYTHS LEGENDS ILLUSTRATED JAPAN