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The Travellers' Library
(Publisher: Jonathan Cape. Country: UK. Date: 1926-39.)


Out of the East (Lafcadio Hearn) (The Travellers' Library) (Jonathan Cape) (image)

Out of the East by Lafcadio Hearn

London, Jonathan Cape, 1927 (The Travellers' Library, No. 43). 251 pages.
Includes The Travellers' Library catalogue.

Lafacio Hearn (1850-1904), a bohemian, journalist and restless traveller, was best known for his books about Japan, especially his collections of Japanese legends and ghost stories.


THE TRAVELLERS' GUIDES (JONATHAN CAPE)
Series Note:
This series reprinted books, both fiction and non-fiction, originally published elsewhere. Despite the title of the series, most of the titles were not travel books.

The series was similar in conception to Penguin Classics, Penguin Modern Classics, World Classics and Everyman's Classics.

Nige (The Dabbler) opines that this series "constitutes...a snapshot of middle-to-high-brow taste in the mid-1920s" "gives a fascinating glimpse of literary fashion in the 1920s, including names that have endured, others that have been completely forgotten, and still others currently halfway to obscurity".

Each book was a hardback printed in blue cloth (with silver titles) with a Chinese yellow dustjacket.

The publisher's prospectus described the physical format of series as follows:
A series of books in all branches of literature designed for the pocket, or for the small house where shelf space is scarce. Though the volumes measure only 7 inches by 4 3/4 inches, the page is arranged so that the margins are not unreasonably curtailed nor legibility sacrificed. The books are of a uniform thickness irrespective of the number of pages, and the paper, specially manufactured for the series, is remarkable opaque, even when it is thinnest. A semi-flexible form of binding has been adopted, as a safeguard against the damage inevitably associated with hasty packing. The cloth is an attractive shade of blue and has the title and author's name stamped in gold on the back [i.e. the spine].

The above-mentioned Nige also praises the physical format of the The Travellers' Library: "These are handsome little volumes, nicely designed and printed with care, a real pleasure to handle.



Series arranged serial number

1. Can Such Things Be? - Ambrose Bierce (1926)
2. The Black Dog - A E Coppard (1926)
3. The Autobiography of a Supertramp - W H Davies (1926)
4. Babbitt - Sinclair Lewis (1926)
5. The Craft of Fiction - Percy Lubbock (1926)
6. Earlham - Percy Lubbock (1926)
7. Wide Seas and Many Lands - A Mason (1926)
8. Selected Prejudices: Series 1 - H L Mencken (1926)
9. The Mind in the Making - J H Robinson (1926)
10. The Way of All Flesh - Samuel Butler (1926)

11. Erewhon - Samuel Butler (1926)
12. Erewhon Revisited - Samuel Butler (1926)
13. Adam and Eve Pinch Me - A E Coppard (1926)
14. Dubliners - James Joyce (1926)
15. Dog and Duck - Arthur Machen (1926)
16. Kai Lung's Golden Hours - Ernest Bramah (1926)
17. Angels and Ministers - Laurence Housman (1926)
18. The Wallet of Kai Lung - Ernest Bramah (1926)
19. Twilight in Italy - D H Lawrence (1926)
20. The Dream - H G Wells (1926)

21. Roman Pictures - Percy Lubbock (1926)
22. Clorinda Walks in Heaven - A E Coppard (1926)
23. Marius the Epicurean - Walter Pater (1927)
24. The White Ship - Aino Kallas (1927)
25. Multitude and Solitude - John Masefield (1927)
26. Spring Sowing - Lian O'Flaherty (1927)
27. William - E H Young (1927)
28. The Country of the Pointed Firs - Sarah Orne Jewett (1927)
29. Grecian Italy - H J Forman (1927)
30. Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte (1927)

31. On a Chinese Screen - Somerset Maugham (1927)
32. A Farmer's Life - George Bourne (1927)
33. The Cherry Orchard and The Seagull - Anton Tcheckoff (1927)
34. The Monk and the Hangman's Daughter - Ambrose Bierce (1927)
35. Captain Margaret - John Masefield (1927)
36. Blue Water - A S Hildebrand (1927)
37. Stories - Guy de Maupassant (1927)
38. While the Billy Boils: First Series - Henry Lawson (1927)
39. While the Billy Boils: 2nd Series - Henry Lawson (1927)
40. A Series of Uncommon Events - Capt G Roberts (1927)

41. In Morocco - Edith Wharton (1927)
42. Gleanings in Buddha Fields - Lafcadio Hearn (1927)
43. Out of the East - Lafcadio Hearn (1927)
44. Kwaidan - Lafcadio Hearn (1927)
45. The Conquered - Naomi Mitchison (1927)
46. When the Bough Breaks - Naomi Mitchison (1927)
47. The Flying Bosun - A Mason (1927)
48. Later Days - W H Davies (1927)
49. The Eyes of the Panther - Ambrose Bierce (1927)
50. In Defence of Women - H L Mencken (1927)

51. Viennese Medley - E O'Shaughnessy (1927)
52. Precious Bane - Mary Webb (1927)
53. The Infamous John Friend - R S Garnett (1927)
54. Horses and Men - Sherwood Anderson (1927)
55. Selected Essays - Samuel Butler (1927)
56. A Poet's Pilgrimage - W H Davies (1927)
57. Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan: Series 1 - Lafcadio Hearn (1927)
58. Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan: Second Series - Lafcadio Hearn (1927)
59. The Travels of Marco Polo - M Komroff (1927)
60. Selected Prejudices: 2nd Series - H L Mencken (1927)

61. The World's Back Doors - M Murray (1927)
62. The Evolution of an Intellectual - John Middleton Murry (1927)
63. The Renaissance - Walter Pater (1927)
64. Adventures of a Wanderer - S W Powell (1927)
65. Racundra's First Cruise - Arthur Ransome (1927)
66. The Martyrdom of Man - William Reade (1927)
67. Autobiography - Mark Rutherford (1927)
68. The Deliverance - Mark Rutherford (1927)
69. The Revolution in Tanner's Lane - Mark Rutherford (1927)
70. Aspects of Science: First Series - J W N Sullivan (1927)

71. Mastro-Don Gesualdo - Giovanni Verga (1928)
72. The Misses Mallett - E H Young (1927)
73. Selected Essays: 1st Series - Sir E Gosse (1927)
74. Where the Blue Begins - Christopher Morley (1927)
75. Selections from the Notebooks - Samuel Butler (1927)
76. Confessions of a Young Man - George Moore (1927)
77. The Bazaar - Martin Armstrong (1928)
78. Side Shows: Essays - J B Atkins (1928)
79. Short Talks with the Dead - Hillaire Belloc (1928)
80. Orient Express - John Dos Passos (1928)

81. Selected Essays: 2nd Series - Edmund Gosse (1928)
82. On the Eve - Ivan Turgenev (1928)
83. Fathers and Children - Ivan Turgenev (1928)
84. Smoke - Ivan Turgenev (1928)
85. Porgy - Dubose Heyward (1928)
86. France and the French - S Huddleston (1928)
87. Liv - Kathleen Coyle (1928)
88. Cloud Cuckoo Land - Naomi Mitchison (1928)
89. A Private in the Guards - Stephen Graham (1928)
90. Thunder on the Left - Christopher Morley (1928)

91. The Moon and Sixpence - Somerset Maugham (1928)
92. The Casuarina Tree - Somerset Maugham (1928)
93. A Poor Man's House - Stephen Reynolds (1928)
94. William Blake - Arthur Symons (1928)
95. A Literary Pilgrim in England - Edward Thomas (1928)
96. Napoleon: The Last Phase - Earl Rosebery (1928)
97. The Pocket Book of Poems and Songs - Edward Thomas (1928)
98. Safety Pins - Christopher Morley (1928)
99. The Black Soul - Liam O'Flaherty (1928)
100. Christina Alberta's Father - H G Wells (1928)

101. The Intimate Journals - Paul Gauguin (1928)
102. The Grub Street Night's Entertainments - John Collings Squire (1928)
103. Oriental Encounters - Marmaduke Pickthall (1928)
104. The Little Karoo - Pauline Smith (1928)
105. The Mother - Grazia Deledda (1928)
106. Travellers' Joy - W G Waters (1928)
107. Shipmates - F Riesenberg (1928)
108. The Cricket Match - Hugh de Selincourt (1928)
109. Rare Adventures and Painefull Peregrinations - William Lithgow (1928)
110. The End of a Chapter - Shane Leslie (1928)

111. Sailing Across Europe - Negley Farson (1928)
112. Men, Books and Birds - W H Hudson (1928)
113. Plays, Acting and Music - Arthur Symons (1928)
114. Italian Backgrounds - Edith Wharton (1928)
115. Flowers and Elephants - C Sitwell (1929)
116. The Moon of the Caribees - Eugene O'Neill (1929)
117. Between Earth and Sky - Konrad Bercovici (1929)
118. The House with the Green Shutters - George Douglas (1929)
119. Friday Nights - Edward Garnett (1929)
120. Diversions in Sicily - H Festing Jones (1929)

121. Days in the Sun - Neville Cardus (1929)
122. Combed Out - Frederick A Voigt (1929)
123. Contemporaries of Marco Polo - M Komroff (1929)
124. Tennyson - Hugh L Fausset (1929)
125. Captives of Tipu: Survivors' Narratives - A W Lawrence (1929)
126. Memoirs of a Slave Trader - Theodore Canot (1929)
127. Black Laughter - Llewellyn Powys (1929)
128. The Informer - Liam O'Flaherty (1929)
129. The Beadle - Pauline Smith (1929)
130. Fishmonger's Fiddle - A E Coppard (1929)

131. Friends in Solitude - P Withers (1929)
132. Wanderings and Excursions - J R McDonald (1929)
133. Wayfaring - Alice Meynell (1929)
134. Military Memoirs 1672-1713 - Capt G Carleton (1929)
135. Books and Authors - Robert Lynd (1929)
136. A Gypsy of the Horn - R Clements (1929)
137. The Crimson Handkerchief - Count de Gobineau (1929)
138. A Cotswold Village - J A Gibbs (1929)
139. NO TITLE PUBLISHED
140. More Obiter Dicta - Augustine Birrell (1930)

141. Liza of Lambeth - Somerset Maugham (1930)
142. A Privateer's Voyage Round the World - Capt George Shelvocke (1930)
143. Letters - Lady Montague (1930)
144. Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert (1930)
145. Stalky's Reminiscences - L C Dunsterville (1930)
146. The Story of the Jews - L Browne (1930)
147. Twenty-Five - Beverley Nichols (1930)
148. Memoirs - Sgt Bourgogne (1930)
149. Candles and Crinolines - D L Murray (1930)
150. NO TITLE PUBLISHED

151. Nigerian Days - Archibald C G Hastings (1930)
152. Discoveries - John Middleton Murry (1930)
153. Half a Minute's Silence - Maurice Baring (1930)
154. Selections from Byron - H Miles (1930)
155. Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man - James Joyce (1930)
156. December the Fourteenth - Dmitriy Merezhkovsky (1930)
157. Thomas Carlyle - Mary A Hamilton (1930)
158. Black Sparta - Naomi Mitchison (1930)
159. Men Without Women - Ernest Hemingway (1930)
160. The Two Sisters - H E Bates (1931)

161. England's Green and Pleasant Land - Anon (1931)
162. A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland - Samuel Johnson (1931)
163. The Wreck of the Medusa - A W Lawrence (1931)
164. The King of Schnorrers - Israel Zangwill (1931)
165. The Flying Draper - Ronald Fraser (1931)
166. The Old Wives' Tale (Vol. 1) - Arnold Bennett (1931)
167. The Old Wives' Tale (Vol. 2) - Arnold Bennett (1931)
168. Poor Women - Norah Hoult (1931)
169. Peter Ibbetson - George Du Maurier (1931)
170. The Art of Thinking - E Dimnet (1931)

171. Selections from Swift - C Davies (1931)
172. Kokoro - Lafcadio Hearn (1931)
173. Cavalleria Rusticana - Giovanni Verga (1931)
174. Broken Earth - M Hindus (1931)
175. Open All Night - Paul Morand (1932)
176. Closed All Night - Paul Morand (1932)
177. The Changing Face of England - A Collet (1932)
178. A Gift of the Dusk - Richard O Prowse (1932)
179. The Gentleman in the Parlour - Somerset Maugham (1932)
180. White Maa's Saga - Eric Linklater (1932)

181. Frost in April - M Whitaker (1932)
182. Northanger Abbey - Jane Austen (1932)
183. The Song of the Lark - Willa Cather (1932)
184. Sir, Said Dr Johnson - Sir C Biron (1932)
193. In a Cumberland Dale - P Withers (1932)
185. Into the East - Richard Curle (1933)
186. By the Ionian Sea - George Gissing (1933)
187. Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen (1933)
188. An Hour of Spain - Azorin (1933)
189. Islanders - Peadar O'Connell (1933)
190. Two Years - Liam O'Flaherty (1933)

191. Green Hell - J Duguid (1934)
192. The Story of a Country Town - Edgar W Howe (c. 1934)
194. My African Neighbours - H Coudenhove (1933)
195. Autobiography of a Mountain Climber - Lord Conway (1933)
196. The Alps from End to End - Lord Conway (1933)
197. The Golden Wind - Ohta and Sperry (1933)
198. Thirty Tales - H E Bates (1934)
199. Murder for Profit - W Bolitho (1933)
200. But for the Grace of God - J W N Sullivan (1933)

201. Adventures Before Thirty - Algernon Blackwood (1934)
202. The Amateur Poacher - Richard Jefferies (1934)
203. Wildlife in a Southern County - Richard Jefferies (1934)
204. Aspects of Literature - John Middleton Murry (1934)
205. The Gamekeeper at Home - Richard Jefferies (1934)
206. Rod and Line - Arthur Ransome (1934)
207. Kai Lung Unrolls His Mat - Ernest Bramah (1935)
208. The Summer Game - Neville Cardus (1935)
209. The Men of Ness - Eric Linklater (1936)
210. The Meaning of Culture - John Cowper Powys (1936)

211. Deep Water and Shoal - W A Robinson (1936)
212. The House in Dormer Forest - Mary Webb (1936)
213. Byron - Andre Maurois (1936)
214. Private Papers of a Bankrupt Bookseller - Anon. (1936)
215. The Only Rose & Other Stories - S O Jewett (1937)
216. The Travellers' Library Shakespeare - E E Reynolds (1937)
217. The Village Book - Henry Williamson (1937)
218. All the Conspirators - Christopher Isherwood (1939)


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