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Hearts Aglow; Stories of Lepers by the Inland Sea

Nagata, Honami, and Lois Johnson Erickson

Published by American Mission to Lepers. Circa 1935. New York., 1935
Condition: Collectible-Very Good Hardcover
From Barry Cassidy Rare Books (Sacramento, CA, U.S.A.)

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Folding cloth-covered slip case (2-fold, 2 spines) with bone clasps; book plate on back end paper; one spine has fabric missing from top and bottom. Inside is a 127-page book with fabric covers and fine cord fastenings at spine. Frontispiece is a co lored seascape. Illustrations. The author was a resident on the island of Oshima, which was a hospital for lepers. The co-author, Lois Erickson, notes in the Explanation: "These stories are part of a book called Mi Sora no Hana (Flowers of Heaven), written by Honami Nagata." "They tell of the personal experiences of himself and three or four friends." "He is a leader in the Poetry Club at Oshima, and a constant contributor to the monthly magazine published by the Christians there". "In retell ing these stories, I have allowed myself all freedom. In some I have given explanations and descriptions to make a vivid setting for the picture. In others, Nagata's style and mine are intermingled". "To these life histories I have added many verses taken from the little Christian magazine". "The Mission to Lepers has had its faithful share in bringing to these sick ones at Oshima the joy to which they bear such witness". Bookseller Inventory # 3031

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Title: Hearts Aglow; Stories of Lepers by the ...

Publisher: American Mission to Lepers. Circa 1935. New York.

Publication Date: 1935

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Collectible-Very Good

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