Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1884. First edition. Hardcover. 225pp. Duodecimo [17 cm] Olive green cloth covered boards with elaborate gilt and black ink stamped titles and decorative designs on the spine and front cover. Rebacked with the majority of the original spine laid over. New endsheets. Very good. The extremities are very subtly darkened, rubbed and soiled. There are several minor stains on the boards, and the boards are very gently bowed. Very slight spine lean. There is a former owner's bookplate on the front pastedown. Tanned pages. Item #33860
Issued in a limited edition of 1000 copies. First edition of Hearn's first book, in the correct binding with the Osgood monogram on the spine. Translations from Eskimo, Indian, South Pacific, and other folk lore. P. 5 in Lafcadio Hearn: A Bibliography of His Writings by P. D. and Ione Perkins.