The Writings of Lafcadio Hearn.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1923. Item #26988
Sixteen 8" x 5.25" volumes. Green paper covered boards with green cloth spines with gilt lettering. Top edges gilt. Bookplates, else a near fine condition set. The Koizumi edition. In Hearn's forties he found a literal and spiritual home in Japan. His writings offered unprecedented insight into Japanese culture, especially his collections of legends and ghost stories, such as Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things. Before moving to Japan and becoming a Japanese citizen, he worked as a journalist in the United States, primarily in Cincinnati and New Orleans. His writings about New Orleans, based on his decade - long stay there, are also well-known.