Chu -The Tongueless Sparrow by Shimizu Taijiro
Cover states 'by Professor Togokuo'. Title page reads, 'by T. T. Shimizu'. His name is given as Shimizu Taijiro on the colophon but Shimizu Togokuo inside the front cover. Togokuo being a pen name.
Kyoto. Fukui Genjiro. 1888 (Japanee colophon dated 1889). Plain paper.
32pp + 10 double page & 2 single page colour woodblock printed illustrations. 18 x 12.2cm.
In good condition. Wear to covers and slight abrasion to final page and inside rear cover. Very scarce in this condition with spine covering intact. Old, light crease running down front cover.