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The Smiling Book

The rarest of all Hasegawa's crepe paper books

The Smiling Book The rarest of all Hasegawa's crepe paper books

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.

 

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The Smiling Book
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