submitted by Kytherian Cultural Exchange on 02.11.2008
Extended bibliography of his published work
(chronological by year of first publication)
1927 Some strange English literary figures of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries; in a series of lectures. edited by R. Tanabe. ,-140. pp, 19 cm, 1st edition, green cloth. col. front., pl., ports., facsim. Tokyo. Hokuseido Press. Colophon in Japanese inserted. "Lectures ... delivered ... to the students of English literature, graduate class of 1899, Imperial University of Tokyo." Contents: Strange figures of the eighteenth century: William Blake. Bernard de Mandeville. Erasmus Darwin. William Beckford. Christopher Smart. --Curious literary figures of the nineteenth century: George Borrow. "Monk Lewis", and the school of horror and mystery. Thomas Lovell Beddoes. Walter Savage Landor. Thomas Love Peacock. --Appendix: Blake --The first English mystic. (Eight of eleven lectures appear here for the first time.)
1965. edited by R. Tanabe. 140 pp, 19 cm, Essay index reprint series, illus., port. Reprint of the 1927 ed. Freeport, N.Y. Books for Libraries Press.
1928 Lectures on Shakespeare. Edited by Iwao Inagaki (Hearn's second son). 120 pp, 20 cm, 1st edition, green cloth, teg, frontis [Perkins p.119]. Tokyo. Hokuseido. The first appearance in print of Hearn lectures at Tokyo, when Hearn lectured at the Imperial University in 1899. Essays include: Greatness of the Man, Personal--The Man and his Life. Distinction of Shakespeare's Work. Method of Shakespeare's Work, Sources and Possible Grouping of Shakespeare's Work: Period I-III. Difficulties- the Language of Shakespeare, and his Obscurities. The Grouping of the Plays by Kid. A little Discourse about Some Typical Characters of Shakespere. Appendix on the study of Shakespeare.
1931. 132 pp, 19 cm, green cloth, appendix. Tokyo. Hokuseido.
1936. 132 pp, green cloth, appendix. Tokyo. Hokuseido.
197?. Folcroft, PA. Folcroft Library Editions. ISBN: 0-8414-5075-7 (lib).
1928 Romance and Reason. Compiled with notes by R. Tanabe. 248 pp, 19 cm, 1st edition, green cloth, paper label. [BAL 8007, Perkins p.121]. Tokyo. Hokuseido. Thirteen pieces from Hearn's lectures at Tokyo University, with one essay published for the first time
1929. Compiled with notes by R. Tanabe. 248 pp, 2nd printing, green cloth, paper label. Tokyo. Hokuseido.
1929 Selections from Lafcadio Hearn. Edited & annotated by K. Hagiwara. 187 pp, red cloth. Small 8vo. Tokyo. Kairyudo. 13 short stories by Hearn, with a brief biography. Annotations and footnotes with some Japanese translations and assistance for Japanese readers
1929 Essays on American literature. introduction by Albert Mordell. Edited by Sanki Ichikawa. xxxviii, 250 pp, 26 cm, Kanda, Tokyo. The Hokuseido Press. Colophon in Japanese mounted at end. "These articles were taken from the New Orleans Item and the Times-Democrat where they appeared in the years 1878-1887." "Publisher's note. In memory of Lafcadio Hearn on the twenty-fifth anniversary of the death of the great litterateur, September 26th, 1929..." attached to fly-leaf.
1929 Facts and Fancies. edited, with notes by R. Tanabe. Tokyo. Hokuseido Press. Bound in pale green cloth. First book appearance of "The Nun Ryonen: Fragments of a Japanese Biography," pp. 145-164 (previously in Transactions of the Japan Society, vol. 6, 1904).
Fourteen pieces selected from Hearn's newspaper articles, and The nun Ryonen.
1929 Insect-musicians and other stories and sketches. Compiled with Notes by Jun Tanaka. 144 pp, 19 cm, Tokyo. Kairyu-Do Press. Contents: A Living God, Hi-mawari, Insect-musicians, At a Railway Station, The Japanese Smile, Kusa-hibari, A Street Singer, Pathological, From the Diary of an English Teacher, The Case of O-Dai.
1930. Compiled with Notes by Jun Tanaka. 140 pp, Blue cloth, Japanese colophon. Tokyo. Kairyu-Do.
1929 Lectures on Prosody. 90 pp, 1st edition, green cloth. appendices. [Perkins p.126-7]. Tokyo. Hokuseido. Lectures on Prosody delivered in the spring of 1902. Covering three major lectures, plus a recapitulation of lectures on scanning, with various examples. The appendices contain: Observations on Letter-Forms, and First Lecture on English Prosody: What is Accent ? and What is a Foot?
197?. Folcroft, PA. Folcroft Library Editions. ISBN: 0-8414-5033-1 (lib).
1930 In the Cave of the Children's Ghosts. edited with notes by Professor Jun Tanaka. 1st edition. August 5, 1930, blue cover. [Perkins, p. 171. Gwyn, A71. BAL 8017]. Tokyo. Kairyu-do Press. The back cover advertisements are for Hearn books up through 1930 only.
1937. 2nd edition, Tokyo. Kairyu-do Press.
1930 Victorian Philosophy. green cloth. [BAL 8018]. Tokyo. Hokuseido Press. The dust jacket promises two forthcoming books for 1930- 'Lectures on Flowers in English Poetry and English Tree Poetry', and 'Lectures on the Moon and Insects', neither of which are in BAL or other bibliographic references.
1931 A passional karma, The dream of a summer day, etc. translation and notes by K. Yamamoto. 379 pp, Modern English and American literature series, 8, front. (port.) English and Japanese on opposite pages. Tokyo. Shunyodo.
1932 Complete Lectures on Art, Literature and Philosophy. Edited by Ryuju Tanabe, Teisaburo Ochiai, and Ichiro Nishizaki. Volume 1 of Complete Lecture Series [BAL 8024]. Tokyo. Hokuseido Press.
1933 Letters To A Pagan. (Antona, Annetta Halliday). 119 pp, 22 cm, ill. limited edition (550 copies). Detroit. Robert Bruna Powers.
1933 Japanese stories from Lafcadio Hearn, put into Basic [English] by T[sutomu] Takata. 167 pp, 16 cm, Psyche miniatures. General series, no. 51. front. (fold. tab.). London. K. Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., Ltd. Selected from "A Japanese miscellany" and "Kwaidan". Original and Basic English text on opposite pages. Contents: The story of Mimi Nashi Hoichi. --How he kept his word. --The story of Umetsu Chubei. --Ubazakura. --The story of Kogi the man of religion. --Before the highest judge. --Jiu-Roku-Zakura. --Rokuro-Kubi
193 3 Stories from Pierre Loti (Viaudd, Julien). translated by Hearn. edited by A. Mordell. 241 pp, blue-black cloth. [BAL 8025, Perkins p.398, Gwyn, A238]. Tokyo. Hokuseido Press.
1933 Japan and the Japanese. Compiled with notes by T. Ochiai. 305 pp, green cloth. Tokyo. Hokuseido. Genius of Japanese Civilization, Jiujutsu, The Future of the Far East, A Conservative, Difficulties, Strangeness and Charm, The Religion of Loyalty, Of The Eternal Feminine. Also Some Thoughts About Ancestor-Worship, The Idea of Preexistence, Hearn's Notes.
1934 Complete Lectures On Poetry. Edited by R. Tanabe, T. Ochaiai and I. Nishizaki. ,[iii]-viii,ii,750,ix pp, 23 cm, 1st, Volume 3 of Complete Lecture Series. Index. Japanese colophon. [BAL 8029]. Tokyo. Hokuseido. Contents: Naked Poetry. English Ballads. On the Stories of the Best English Ballads. Some Notes on Popular Songs. The Ideal Woman in English Poetry. Note on the Influence of Finnish Poetry in English Literature. Note Upon the Shortest Forms of English Poetry. Epigrammatic Poems. Some Symbolic Poetry. Poems on Heroic Subjects. Poems About Children. Some Foreign Poems on Japanese Subjects. Some Fairy Literture. Poems on Music. On Love in English Poetry. Ionica. Greek &c.
1941. On Poetry. Edited by R. Tanabe, T. Ochaiai and I. Nishizaki. 3rd revised edition, boxed, dj. Tokyo. Hokuseido.
197?. On Poetry. (reprint of 1941 revised edition). Torrance, CA. Heian International Publishing, Incorporated. ISBN: 0-89346-078-8.
1934 Complete Lectures On Poets. Edited by Ryuji Tanabe, Tesaburo Ochaiai and Ichiro Nishizaki. 1st, Volume 2 of Complete Lecture Series. [BAL 8028]. Tokyo. Hokuseido.
197?. On Poets. (revised 1941). Torrance, CA 90501. Heian International Publishing, Incorporated. ISBN: 0-89346-079-6.
1983. On Poets. Edited by R. Tanabe. 841 pp, Philadelphia. Century Bookbindery. ISBN: 0-89984-704-8 (lib).
1935 Stories from Emile Zola. translated by L. Hearn. Edited with a preface by Albert Mordell. [i]-vi,,3-96, pp, 18 cm, 1st edition, blue cloth/black cloth stamped in red; top edges stained black. colophon tipped to terminal fly leaf. [BAL 8033]. Tokyo. Hokuseido. Including essays and translations of Emile Zola: A Note. The Fight at the Mill. A Peasant's Death. A Rich Man's Death. Hearn did a number of translations from journalistic work and fiction by the French writer. He also wrote book reviews of Zola's novels and did a biographical sketch. This volume contains the biographical sketch and the famous story "Fighting at the Mill," probably Hearn's most important translation from Zola.
1938 Martinique Sketches. arranged by Bob Macauley. 68 pp, blue cloth. b/w and color stenciled illus. Tokyo. Nishinomiya.
1939 Barbarous Barbers and Other Stories. Edited by Ichiro Nishizaki. viii, 319 pp, 20 cm, [SH3 BAL 8039]. Tokyo. Hokuseido Press. Sketches and essays which Hearn wrote for the Cincinnati and New Orleans newspapers. cf. Pref. Colophon in Japanese mounted at end.
1939 Oriental Articles. edited by Ichiro Nishizaki. viii, 260 pp, 20 cm, [BAL 8043]. Kanda, Tokyo, Japan. The Hokuseido Press. Sketches written for the Cincinnati and New Orleans newspapers. cf. pref.
1939 The New Radiance, and Other Scientific Sketches. edited by Ichiro Nishizaki. viii, 238 pp, 20 cm, green cloth. [BAL 8042]. Kanda, Tokyo, Japan. The Hokuseido Press. 37 sketches and essays written for the Cincinnati and New Orleans newspapers. Colophon in Japanese mounted at end.
1939 Stories of Mystery from Lafcadio Hearn. Edited with an introduction by Ichiro Nishizaki. [BAL 8038, Gwyn, A203, (Stanoff lists only the 1952 reprint)]. Contains 21 stories from a variety of Hearn's books and two not previously in book form: "The Accursed Fig Tree" and "Wonders of Assassination."
1948. Edited with an introduction by Ichiro Nishizaki. Paper bound; Hearn's picture on front.
1954. viii,141 pp, 19 cm, Stiff wrs. Colophon in Japanese. Tokyo. Hokuseido.
1939 Buying Christmas Toys and Other Essays. Edited by Ichiro Nishizaki. ix,166 pp, 20 cm, [BAL 8040]. Tokyo. Hokuseido Press. Essays which Hearn wrote for the Cincinnati and New Orleans newspapers. cf. Pref. Colophon in Japanese mounted at end.
1939 Literary Essays. Edited by Ichiro Nishizaki. ix,209 pp, 19 cm, [BAL 8041]. Tokyo. Hokuseido Press. Sketches and essays which Hearn wrote for the Cincinnati and New Orleans newspapers.
1939 Kusa-Hibari from the book Kotto. 350 copies. [Gwyn, A126]. Indianapolis. private printing.
1940 Pere Antonine's Date Palm.  pp, March , 1940, 1 sheet folded to 4 pages. Title on . 50 copies (according to the colophon, p ) [BAL 8044]. Ysleta, Texas. Printed by Edwin B. Hill.
1941 Lafcadio Hearn's Lectures on Tennyson. compiled by Shigetsugu Kishi. 4,1,181,1 pp, 19 cm, 1st, limited edition, purple cloth. Colophon in Japanese mounted on leaf at end. limited edition, 500 copies. [BAL 8045]. Tokyo. The Hokuseido Press. Kishi was Hearn's student at the Imperial University of Tokyo.
197?. (Reprint of the 1941 ed.). Folcroft, PA. Folcroft Library Editions. ISBN: 0-8414-5541-4 (lib).
1976. compiled by Shigetsugu Kishi. 181 pp, 23 cm, ill. (Reprint of the 1941 ed. published by Hokuseido Press, Tokyo). Norwood Editions.
1941 An Orange Christmas [New Orleans Letter, by Ozias Midwinter, pseud.]. 13 pp, 23 cm, 150 copies. printed wrappers. [BAL 8046, Gwyn A166, Perkins p. 102, 244]. New Orleans, La. Priv. print. [Paul F. Veith]. Reprinted from an article in the Cincinnati Commercial, 7 Jan. 1878; first collected in Occidental Gleanings, 1925.
1941 On Art, Literature and Philosophy. Edited by R. Tanabe, T. Ochiai, & Ichiro Nishizaki. 533 pp, Half red cloth over boards, index, facsimile of Hearn ms. Tokyo. Hokuseido. Lectures delivered at Tokyo Imperial University, 1896-1903.
1949 Selected Writings of Lafcadio Hearn. Edited by Henry Goodman, with an introd. by Malcolm Cowley. viii, 566 pp, 22 cm, 1st edition, Bibliography: 564-566. green cloth. [BAL 8049 and p. 105. Gwyn, A184]. New York. Citadel Press. Anthology of 63 essays including pieces from: Kwaidan, Some Chinese Ghosts, Chita, American Sketches, New Orleans, Caribbean Sketches, Japan, Travel, Folk Culture, Essays, Weird Tales.
1959. Edited by Henry Goodman, with an introd. by Malcolm Cowley. viii, 566 pp, 22 cm, New York. Citadel Press.
1971. Edited by Henry Goodman, with an introd. by Malcolm Cowley. pbk, New York. Citadel Press. ISBN: 0-8065-0245-2.
1991. Edited by Henry Goodman, with an introd. by Malcolm Cowley. pbk, New York. Citadel Press. ISBN: 0806511079.
1951 Japanese Strange Stories by Lafcadio Hearn. 10 stories. green paper wrappers. [Not in BAL. Possibly same as Stanoff, p. 70]. Tokyo. Kenkyusha.
1951 Strange Stories, by Lafcadio Hearn. wraps. Nan'un-do, Phoenix library, 16 stories. [Not in BAL or Stanoff]. Nan'un-do's Easier Readings. Contents: The Story of the Futon of Tottori. The Gratitude of the Samebito. Of a Promise Kept. The Story of Kwashin Koji. The Story of Umetsu Chubei. The Story of Koji the Priest. Common Sense. The Story of Mimi-Nashi-Hoichi. Oshidori. The Story of O-Tei. Diplomacy. Jinininki. Mujina. A Dead Secret. Yuki-Onna. The Story of Aoyagi.
1951 Japanese Strange Stories by Lafcadio Hearn. wraps. Nan'un-do's Easier Reading, in English and Japanese. paper wrappers. [Not in BAL. Stanoff, p.70? Stanoff notes 1961 edition]. Nan'un-do. Contents: Of a Promise Kept. Of a Promise Broken. Before the Supreme Court. The Story of Kwashin Koji. The Story of Umetsu Chubei. The Story of Kogi the Priest. On a Bridge. Drifting. Otokichi's Daruma. In a Japanese Hospital.
1952 Tales Out of the East. Selected by J. I. Rodale. Pictures by Jeanyee Wong. 253 pp, 14 x 20 cm, Story Classics, illus. limited edition, 3000 copies. slipcase. [BAL 8051; Stanoff p.75]. Emmaus, PA. Rodale. Selections from Some Chinese Ghosts and Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan.
1960. Pictures by Jeanyee Wong. wraps. 2nd edition, New York. A Perpetua book, A. S. Barnes & Co. Selections from Some Chinese Ghosts and Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan.
1952 Impressions of Japan. Compiled by M. Tashiro. Translated and Annotated by T. Ochai. 217 pp, Stiff wrs. 2 b.w. photos. Text in Japanese and English. Tokyo. Nanuno. With 7 pages of letter facsimiles & photos. Vol.2 of the Hearn Memorial Translations, by a group of Hearn's best pupils. All out-of-print since the Kanto Earthquake of 1923, when all plates were lost.
1953 Romance of the Middle Ages. With Notes by R. Tanabe. 67 pp, Stiff wrs., notes in Japanese. Tokyo. Hokuseido.
1956 Tales and essays from old Japan. Introd. by Edwin McClellan. 146 pp, 18 cm, Chicago. Gateway Editions; distributed by H. Regnery Co. (A Gateway edition, 6027).
1957 Children of the Levee. Edited by O.W. Frost. introduction by John Ball. vi,111 pp, 24 cm, illus. [BAL 8054; Stanoff, p. 83]. Lexington, KY. University of Kentucky Press. A reprint of the author's 12 newspaper sketches of Negro life on the Ohio River levee.
195? A drop of dew. Edited by Kazuo Koizumi.  pp, 28 cm, "... 350 copies have been printed on water-marked Japanese vellum signed by the editor...".
1960 Editorials from the Kobe Chronicle. Edited with notes by Makoto Sangu. 202 pp, 19 cm, red cloth. Tokyo. Hokuseido Press. forty-five essays, including: The Kurumaya Question, Japanese Educational Policy, Japanese Physique, Race-problem in America, Dr. Taylor on Japanese Influence in Ancient America, Some Japanese Ideas of American Policy, The Labor Problem in America, Japanese Immigration to the West Indies, Cheap Labour in Japan, Sympathy with China, Curse of Money, The Value of Shinto, Japanese Women and Education...
nd?. 96 pp, 25 cm, [Perkins p 66]. "100 copies..." Editorials dated Oct. 11 - Dec. 14, 1894. Addenda tipped in.
1962 A Street Singer. Carolyn and Charles Ireland. First Published in Kokoro, this story is reprinted for Christmas, 1962, by Carolyn and Charles Ireland. 8 pp, no title page, green boards, with gold and red lettering; gold tie around spine.
1962 Lafcadio Hearn in Matsue. Selections, chiefly from Glimpses of unfamiliar Japan. 30 pp, 26 cm, ill. Introduction and critical material in Japanese characters; text in English and Japanese.
1964 The tales of Guy de Maupassant. the translations by Lafcadio Hearn and others, chosen and with an introd. by Justin O'Brien; ill. from water-colors by Gunter Bohmer. xii,472 pp, 25 cm, col. ill. New York. Heritage Press.
1964 Sketches of New Orleans. xvii, 62 pp, 5.9 cm, limited edition, 350 numbered copies. Franklin, N.H. Hillside Press.
1966 Earless Ho-ichi; a classic Japanese tale of mystery. introduction by Donald Keene. Illustrated by Masakazu Kuwata. 21 x 22 cm, 1st edition. (Heike monogatari series), 1 v. unpaged. illus. (part col.). boxed. Tokyo. Kodansha International.
1966 Japan's Religions. Shinto and Buddhism. Edited and with an introduction by Kazumitsu Kato. xiv,356 pp, 22 cm, Selections from Koizumi edition, Collected Works of 1922. [Stanoff p.147]. New Hyde Park, NY. University Books, Inc. Contains critical commentaries upon Hearn's works concerned with Buddhism and other religious themes. Covers Hearn's earliest impressions of Japan in terms of religious beliefs: Zen, higher Buddhism, Karma, pre-existence, ancient cults, Shinto, worship & purification.
196_? Hearn's Essays. wraps, Kyoto. Shoten Pub.
1973 The Tale of the Porcelain-God. limited edition: 500 copies. Middlesex, New York. Rochester Folk Art Guild. ISBN: 0-686-23324-7.
1974 Mujina. Illustrated by Cathy Pollack, reprinted by Janice Rodgers. limited edition: 50 copies (story from Kwaidan). San Francisco. Merlin Gardyloo Press.
1974 Memorandum for the lectures at Tokyo Imperial University. 99 pp, 16 x 22 cm, facsims. Photoreproduction of holograph lecture notes from the author's notebook. Tokyo. Tenri Central Library. Classica Japonica: Section 6, Lafcadio Hearn, mss. & letters. No. 4.
1975. Memoranda for the lectures at Tokyo Imperial University. 99 pp, 16 x 22 cm, Reprint of the 1974 ed. Tokyo. Tenri Central Library.
1975 Articles on literature and other writings from the Cincinnati Enquirer, 1873. (Yano, Hojin). 51, pp, 27 cm,  leaf of plates: ill. New York. AMS Press. ISBN: 0404132073.
1975 Letters. 27 cm, 2 v.: ill. (Toyama, Masakazu, -- 1848-1900). New York. AMS Press. ISBN: 040413209X (v. 1). Reprints of letters in the Tenri University Library, Tenri, Japan. v. 1. To and from various persons.--v. 2. To and from B.H. Chamberlain.
1975 Manuscripts. 265 pp, 27 cm, facsims. index. New York. AMS Press. ISBN: 0404132081. Reproduction of holographs (1896-1904) contained in the Tenri Central Library collection of Hearn's writings, arranged to conform to the order of the Koizumi ed. of The writings of Lafcadio Hearn, Boston, 1922.
1975 Letters / Lafcadio Hearn. 27 cm, 2 vol. illus. New York. AMS Press. ISBN: 040413209X (v. 1). Reprints of letters in the Tenri University Library, Tenri, Japan. v. 1. To and from various persons.--v. 2. To and from B. H. Chamberlain.
1977 The Buddhist writings of Lafcadio Hearn. selected and with an introd.by Kenneth Rexroth. xxvi, 303 pp, 22 cm, ill. Bibliography: p. 299-303. Santa Barbara, Calif. Ross-Erikson. ISBN: 0-915520-05-2.
1979 Lafcadio Hearn. Selected Writings 1872-1877. Edited and compiled by William S. Johnson. 226 pp, red cloth. bibliography. Limited edition of 750 copies, 700 for sale. Indianapolis. Woodruff.
1980 Shadows of Shoji. 126 copies. Irving, TX. Longtree Press.
1984 Writings from Japan: an anthology. edited with an introduction by Francis King. 364 pp, 20 cm, Penguin Travel Library, ill. Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England; New York, N.Y. Penguin. ISBN: 0-14-009532-2.
1994, 1995. edited with an introduction by Francis King. reprint, pbk, Penguin Classics, Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England; New York, N.Y. Penguin. ISBN: 0140434631.
1990 Period of the gruesome: selected Cincinnati journalism of Lafcadio Hearn. edited by Jon Christopher Hughes. xiv, 322 pp, 24 cm, Includes bibliographical references (p. 290-322). (no dj). Lanham, Md. University Press of America. ISBN: 0-8191-7783-0.
1992 Lafcadio Hearn: Japan's great interpreter: a new anthology of his writings, 1894-1904. edited by Louis Allen and Jean Wilson. xii, 308 pp, 23 cm, ill. Sandgate, Folkestone, Kent. Japan Library. New York: Distributed in the U.S. by Talman Co. ISBN: 1-873910-02-6 (pbk), 0-904404-48-X.
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