The Best Tales of Hoffmann: E. T. A. Hoffmann, translated by E. F. Bleiler seems to be the 'perfect book with perfect translation': 6 of 6 '5-star' reviews; 36 of 36, 23 of 23 and 18 of 18 people found the reviews helpful. After reading the first story - The Golden Flower Pot, I agree!
Beautiful book - travelogue, haiku, zen, translation, typeset, kiri-e, calligraphy, print, paper, binding,... also 'The Narrow Road to the Deep North' illus. Buson, trans. Nobuyuki Yuasa (Penguin classics), 'Busho's Ghost' by Sam Hamill.
Vintage 21 cover in striking purple, a fine book, and a 'Fine Pickle': redroom.com/....
recommended by CC. See also the review at blog.cholesterol-..., ... and for those with chronic heart disease,"Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease" by Caldwell Esselstyn.