Letters to a pagan. Lafcadio Hearn.
Letters to a pagan
Letters to a pagan
Letters to a pagan
Letters to a pagan
Letters to a pagan

Not by Hearn - but inscribed

Letters to a pagan

Detroit: Robert Bruna Powers [Laughing Dragon Books], 1933. Edition limited to 550 copies printed in Garamond on Arnold Unbleached paper; small 4to, pp. [3]-119, [3]; frontispiece portrait of Hear after Joseph Sparks, vignette title page printed in green and black, 2 leaves of a facsimile letter; original green pastepaper boards backed in gilt paper; dust jacket split at one fold, in the publisher's slipcase also partially split along one joint. All else near fine. This is the first Laughing Dragon imprint. "These letters were the outcome of an idyllic friendship between Lafcadio Hearn and the Countess Annette Halliday Antona of Detroit, Michigan. It had its beginning in Cincinnati in 1871. To the Countess, then a child, Hearn was the half-blind book agent who knew all about ghosts" (Foreword). This copy inscribed "To my friend Robert Schulte in remembrance of many pleasant hours. Annette Halliday Antona, November 13, 1933." BAL IV, p. 105: "Not by Hearn. For a discussion of this spurious production see Albert Mordell's Letters to a Pagan not by Hearn, in Today's Japan (Tokyo), Nov. - Dec., 1959." Laid in are new3spaper clipping about the publication of the book, and a postcard with ordering information. Item #57923

Price: $150.00

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