[ Book; A. E. Housman; John Carter; Housman-iana ] The Exhaustive Concordance to the Poems of A.E. Housman WITH other related material (enclosed in the book by Carter).

[ A.E. Housman ] Yutaka Takeuchi, compiler and editor.
Publication details: 
Shohakusha Publishing Co., Ltd, Tokyo, 1971.
SKU: 25671

Pp.[VII][158], 4to, 1/4 lea, green boards, spine rubbed, contents good. Scarce. Ownership signature front free endpaper. John Carter | August 28, 1972. in red ink and with corrective annotations by Carter of the three page Preface , also in red ink. WITH related enclosed ALS, TLS, four pamphlets, and a brochure. A. Autograph Letter Signed Takata Takeuchi, author of the above, 2pp., 4to, to John Carter, 27 May 1972, asking after Carter's health, and explaining the delay in responding to Carter's letters. He tells him he has forwarded his Concordance (above) to Carter, and then summaries his visit to London sights in 1969, explaining that he didn't contact Carter then because he hadn't thought to write a Housman concordance; B. Typed Letter Signed, Takeshi Obata (Japanese lecturer in English), to John Carter, one page, 4to, to [John Carter], no date[c.1972], with envelope addressed to Carter, revealing his interest in a fin-de-siecle trend in English poets, and his studies of Housman, three papers which he is forwarding to Carter under separate cover (see below). He will be visiting England to improve his English (at a course in Cambridge) and hopes to meet him; C. Three pamphlets (two being offprints) by Obata, in Japanese, all inscribed by him to John Carter, A.E. Housman: Nonsense Verse (pp.147-157 of a periodical), A Shropshire Lad of A.E. Housman (pp.22-34 of a periodical), and Sylvan 14 (Mar. 1970), pp.61.ii, mainly devoted to Housman it appears but with two pages on Japanese poems translated into English; D. Photocopy of article, Yutaka Takeuchi, A Poet: Drenched with his Disposition, with underlinings by Carter protesting a the use of English (the following drew an exclamation mark, He soaked himself in his poems born from his nervous disposition, several underlinings also appearing in the list of references; E. Brocuhure, The John Carter Collection of A.E. Housman (500 copies printed for distribution; 100 for Carter personally of which this must be one)(Lilly Library, Indiana University [1965?]), 8pp, 8vo, unbound, sl. soiled. Note: John Carter, Bookman, editor of The Collected Poems of A.E. Housman and much besides.