Kachi Kachi Yama - Japanese Fairy Tale in English Very scarce true 1st edition in plain brown covers.
[Japan] Kachi Kachi Yama. Translated by David Thompson. Art by Sensai (Kobayashi) Eitaku. 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.
Tokyo. Kobunsha. 1885.
24pp. 18.5 x 12.7cm
In very good condition. The cover has wear and a gift inscription, 'Gift of Miss Katherine Hawes'. Old collection seal scratched out on front cover and small sticker on rear cover. Internally very good. b33020852