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Saru Kani Kassen - Japanese Fairy Tale in English

Very scarce true 1st edition in plain brown covers.

Saru Kani Kassen - Japanese Fairy Tale in English Very scarce true 1st edition in plain brown covers.
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Saru Kani Kassen - Japanese Fairy Tale in English Very scarce true 1st edition in plain brown covers.

Japanese Fairy Tales

 

Saru Kani Kassen. Translated by David Thompson. Art by Sensai (Kobayashi) Eitaku.

 

Tokyo. Kobunsha. 1885.

 

14pp. 18.2 x 12.4cm

 

This is from the earliest series of Japanese fairy tales and only states the publisher as Kobunsha (not Hasegawa as well). Woodblock printed but uncoloured as issued. It seems that very few of these black and white editions were published as Kobunsha/Hasegawa soon released their series of coloured books with the same colophon dates as these true first editions.

 

In very good condition. First page has had some colour added (quite possibly by a child). Covers with minor wear and small chips to bottom of rear cover. Overall very good.

 

b32030498

 

 

Saru Kani Kassen - Japanese Fairy Tale in English
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