By: Hearns, Lafcadio

Price: $305.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good

Limited edition of 1,500 copies published in 1932 for the Limited Editions Club and signed with seal and chop by the Japanese illustrator on a special limitations page. This is copy 109. A beautifully produced book in decorative silk covers--of popular Japanese stories of the afterlife. Gold silk with gilt decorations and black lettering. The spine is bound Japanese style with gilt top edge. Decorative wood cut prints and decorated pastedowns and endpapers. Just a lovely hand made book by the famous Japanese Shimbi Shoin in Tokyo. This copy is in very good condition. The front and back silk covered boards are fine. There is some darkening to a couple of the interior pages and to where the ink from the color woodcuts has transferred to the opposite page. There is also a light damp stain to the upper part of the pages--although it doesn't take away much from the overall look of the book. Original tissue guard covering title page is still in place. Includes the original silk covered hard board slipcase which originally surrounded the book--which is in a darker gold color with paper labels indicating the book was produced by the Shimbi Shoin and the copy number 109. This slipcase is held together with silk thread and shell bone. Altogether a lovely example of how a Japanese book can come close to being a work of art in itself. Digital pics available upon request.

Title: Kwaidan

Author Name: Hearns, Lafcadio

Illustrator: Yasumasa, Fujita

Categories: Collectable Limited Editions Club, All New--M. B. Goldstone Collection,

Edition: First Limited

Publisher: Tokyo, Limited Editions Club: 1932

Binding: Decorative Silki

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Slipcased--Handmade Silk

Seller ID: cfe12669