Blicke in das Unbekannte, Japan
by Lafcadio Hearn
Publisher: Literarische Anstalt Rutten & Loening
This book is in good condition. Hardcover. This antiquarian book has had a long and illustrious journey through time. Please look at the pictures to ascertain the condition and state of this book. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask. Rich ornamental gold and black embossed original parchment bindings in exquisite Viennese Secession style with Spanish border and gold embossed cover and spine titles. Top edge gilt. The boards are worn along the edges and corners. Hinges tight. Binding sturdy. Printed on fine Japanese rag paper. Richly illustrated. The text block is crisp and clean but may have slight toning and foxing. German language. First and second thousand, edition. Untrimmed pages. 312 pages. -
--ABOUT THIS ITEM--
Discover fascinating 19th-century Japan through the eyes of the famous author Lafcadio Hearn with "Izumo, Glimpses of Unknown Japan". This exquisitely illustrated book, written in German and published in 1907, offers a fascinating insight into Japanese culture and history. The original parchment binding is adorned with rich ornamental gold and black embossing in exquisite Viennese Secession style with a Spanish border and gold-embossed cover and spine titles. The top edge of the book is gilt, adding an extra touch of elegance. In this book, Hearn describes his first trip to Izumo-Taisha (Izumo Grand Shrine) in 1890 and shares his impressions of this holy place, which has been a gathering place for gods since the era of the KOJIKI. He describes the majestic appearance of the main temple with the Chigi material on the roof, which seems to soar to the heavens, as well as the dignified atmosphere that envelops the entire shrine grounds, including the aura emanating from the dense forest between Mount Yakumo and Misen. "Izumo, Glimpses of Unknown Japan" is a valuable piece for all lovers of antique books and for those who want to discover Japan and its culture. Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of Lafcadio Hearn and experience Japan as it was in the 19th century.
Item Dimensions: 8.0 inches x 6.0 inches