My Japanese - A Topical Song of Japan Scarce, woodblock printed crepe paper book
[Japan] Words and music by S.L.G. (Sidney L. Gulick 1860-1945). One of the nicest crepe paper books not published by Hasegawa, it contains six stanzas that are set to music. Interestingly, the cover has the seal of Isetatsu (the paper dealer) in Kanda at the lower left. The publisher is listed as Hirose Sei on the rear cover in Japanese so he probably published it for Kelly & Walsh, who distributed and sold the book. Beautifully illustrated throughout and the covers are especially impressive.
Tokyo. Hirose Sei. 1895.
16pp. 20.4 x 16.3cm.
In very good condition. Two leaves have very small holes in the top margin. The initials 'CB' are neatly written in the centre of the cover. Otherwise very good with only minor age wear. b33121102