Japanese Fairy Tales

Tokyo: Hasegawa, n.d. (1900 -1920?). Five volumes; publisher’s crepe paper bindings; each volume retaining its original tissue wrap; a fine set in the original cloth folder (spotted) with bone clasps and a printed paper label. The Bibliography of American Literature in "A Note on the Japanese Publications" describes the "insoluble" problem of determining the earliest printings of these books, citing, for one thing, "seemingly explicit colophons that are but half-truths." One can almost hear the editors tearing their hair out. Ignoring the unfortunate bibliographical realities, setting such difficulties aside, these modest publications are justly prized for their delicate, exceptional beauty.

[Book #35567P]

Price: $2,250.00

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