The Smiling Book The rarest of all Hasegawa's crepe paper books
The Smiling Book
In appreciation of the Beautiful Habit of smiling this Volume is affectionately dedicated
by Lu Wheat
Takejiro Hasegawa. Tokyo. 1896.
26pp. 23.2 x 17.3cm.
In good condition. Wear to covers. A few pages separated at edge. Internally very good.
Extremely rare. Although Hasegawa used the same images in this book as in the plain paper editions of 'Images Japonaises' in French and 'Glimpses of Japan' in English, the crepe paper book, 'The Smiling Book' is legendary in its rarity. The first copy we've had in 20 years of looking.