(HEARN, Lafcadio) [1850–1904]

KWAIDAN, circa 1904-05

Original ink and gouache manuscript on 20 double-sided sheets,

one side with hand-lettered English text,

the other side with attractive Japanese-style colored drawings

created by the author’s eldest son Kazuo Koizumi (signed O’Giglamp)

Each card measures 8-3/8 x 7-3/16 inches

 

Also includes a manuscript index listing 17 Japanese ghost stories

and three anecdotes about insects. Together the basis for a

1964 film with supernatural themes by Masaki Kobayashi.

With a copy of the first printing of the book (NY, 1904)