124: A Complete set of 5 Japanese Fairy Tales Rendered Into English by Lafcadio Hearn in Crepe Paper with the Original Slipcase

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Lot: 124 Starting Price: €1000Estimate: €1200 - €1600Sold for €3,390 inc. premium Categories: Antiques, Athens, FAAJW2, Selected Results

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A Complete set of 5 Japanese Fairy Tales Rendered Into English by Lafcadio Hearn in Crepe Paper with the Original Slipcase. Tokyo [1898-1925], Hasegawa.

A 5 volume set in original Japanese Fairy Tales in slipcase with bone clasps, hand printed by woodblocks in color on hand-creped paper.

Titles:

1. The Boy Who Drew Cats #23.

2. The Old Woman Who Lost Her Dumpling #24.

3. Chin Chin Kobakama #24.

4. The Goblin Spider #26.

5. The Fountain of Youth #27.

The set of the 5 volumes translated by Lafcadio Hearn, published & printed by Hasegawa, on crepe paper.

A superb example of Japanese polychrome woodblock printing, binding, paper-making and folk stories.

The complete set is also exhibited in The Met Museum, The Morgan Library and Museum, The Museum of Asian Art in Corfu, Greece, the American College of Greece, The Lafcadio Hearn Memorial Museum in Matsue and other important museums and collections. In mint condition. Lot location: Loudos Auctions Athens.