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Boston 1906, Houghton. Green cloth, index, appendix, 15 b.w.. illustrations, paper labels.FIRST LIMITED EDITION 200 COPIES. BOUND ENTIRELY UNCUT, WITH HEARN MSS. LEAF TIPPED IN. "Gift. from F. Coolidge HMCo. Dec 1/06 [to its chief binder]. RARE. THE FIRST & LIMITED EDITION OF 200 COPIES WITH MANUSCRIPT This work was issued in two basic editions: First Limited Edition of 200 Copies with Manuscript, and the First Trade edition, both in 2 volume sets. The FIRST LIMITED EDITION OF 200 COPIES contains a sheet of Hearn's actual holographic and penned manuscript, properly tipped in volume one. There are only two Hearn leaf book titles by Hearn: this example, and the other title is the complete Writings of Lafcadio Hearn in 16 volumes. The trade edition of this title looks quite similar to the Limited Edition, in that both are bound in green cloth with top gilt, but the Limited Edition has a manuscript leaf and paper lables on the spine. This has always been one of Hearn's rarest and most desirable titles for collectors & libraries alike. This is essentially a bio- graphy by his very close friend and fellow writer. Hearn has referred to Ms. Bisland as his "...literary brother" see the quote in volume 1, p.389. Please see our other listings for a manuscript letter from Hearn to Bisland whom he correspon- ded with often. Because Bisland carried on an extensive cor- respondence with Hearn, her ability to write a true & proper biography was a foregone conclusion. This set is illustrated with 16 photos and gravures, with frontispieces of Hearn. By and large the best and most reliable of all Hearn biogra- phies due to Bisland's primary knowledge of Hearn, something most other biographers can not say. For references see BAL 7944. Perkins: p.54-55 for comprehensive bibliographic deta- ils. AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE MANUSCRIPT LEAF SET ! Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock today, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .
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