The Ord Tale of Tongue Cotted Sparrow [sic] Very scarce and obscure Osaka edition
The Tongue-Cut Sparrow (Japanese fairy tale). Written by Hayashi Hiroyuki. The story in this crepe paper book differs from the Hasegawa version in that the old woman becomes a good person after learning her lesson on greed whereas in the Hasegawa edition she is torn to pieces by the demons in the basket.
Osaka. Matsumuro Yachizo. 1900.
32pp. 14.4 x 9.9cm.
In good condition. Notoriously hard to find in very good shape due to the quality of paper used. Some darkening and general age wear throughout but still good. Minor creasing to a few pages.