BOOKS: (5) Vols Hasegawa 1932 Japanese Fairy Tales, 5 volumes bound in traditional Japanese style, in folding box with bone fasteners. Japanese Fairy Tale. Published by T. Hasegawa, Tokyo. circa 1932. 5 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches. 18 to 24 pages including covers. Text rendered into English by Lafcadio Hearn. Printed on crepe-textured paper in full color. Titles are: The Old Woman Who Lost Her Dumpling, Chin Chin Kobakama, The Goblin Spider and The Fountain of Youth, and The Boy Who Drew Cats.
Provenance: Estate of Huguette Clark
Notes/Literature: Huguette Marcelle Clark (1906-2011) was an heiress and philanthropist, who became well known again late in life as a recluse, living in a hospital for more than 20 years while her mansions remained empty. She was an accomplished artist and musician, having studied under famous portrait painter Tadeusz Styka, and her paintings were exhibited at the Corcoran Gallery, Washington in 1925