This 1903 volume by Lafcadio Hearn was my first antique purchase. I was probably 11 at the time-making it 1971 or so. I think it was fifteen dollars, a major purchase for me at the time. For a few years afterwards this style book was still occasionally available, but it's been years since I've seen another. I managed to buy two others when I was a teenager; My Japanese, and The Russo-Japanese War.
Dale Austin, 2007
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