first edition Hardcover
1993 · New York
by Levine, Arthur A.; Clément, Frédéric [illustrator]; Hearn, Lafcadio [translator]
New York: Dial Books, 1993. First Edition. Hardcover. thin 4to. picture book, unpaginated, VG/VG; tan DJ, black lettering to spine; minimal wear to covers; "$16.00" to front flap; DJ protected by mylar; tan glossy paper boards, black lettering to spine, cover art identical to DJ; cocking to spine, shelf lean, binding sturdy; small dent with material loss to top edge of front board towards corner; interior pristine, fully illustrated; originally translated into English by Hearn in 1898 under the title "The Artist of Cats," No. 23 of Hasegawa Takejiro's Japanese Fairy Tale series; shelved Case 14. 1290243. Shelved Dupont Bookstore.
(Inventory #: 1290243)