Princess Splendor - The Wood-Cutter's Daughter Scarce, smaller sized first edition
Japanese Fairy-Tale. Translated into English by E. Rothesay Miller. Illustrations by Kobayashi (Sensai) Eitaku. This is the scarce, first edition on crepe paper which is noticeably smaller in size than the larger second edition (which has the same date in the colophon). Also, with the Sampson Low, Marston and Co. London imprint on title page. The final picture shows this book next to the larger 2nd edition. This listing is only for the smaller book on the left.
Tokyo. Hasegawa Takejiro. 1889.
94pp. 15 x 10.5cm
In very good condition. Some age wear and minor darkening to covers. Silk covering on spine intact. A few minor marks. Internally very good except for a few short worm trails affecting the top margin of a few pages only. b33081037