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The Bald-Headed Series. Illustrated. By Sweetbriar.

Obscure, unrecorded Yokohama-related publication

The Bald-Headed Series. Illustrated. By Sweetbriar. Obscure, unrecorded Yokohama-related publication
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The Bald-Headed Series. Illustrated. By Sweetbriar. Obscure, unrecorded Yokohama-related publication

[Japan] An extraordinarily unusual publication containing humorous stories that tend to relate to Yokohama. The only advertisement in the booklet, which is facing the page titled, 'Introductory', is for 'The Palace Art and Silk Parlors', established in 1889. The ad (also humorous!) mentions E.V. Thorn as manager and that the parlor is 'to be opened April 1st', indicating this undated publication dates to early 1889. Edgar Vooris Thorn (1847-1912) came to Japan in 1888 and later published 'The Weekly Box of Curios' as well as establishing a printing and publishing company named 'Box of Curios'. We have found no reference to this publication anywhere. Although the price on the cover is 50 cents, indicating it was published in the US, it would seem more likely this was a Yokohama publication, possibly by Thorn himself. Perhaps 'Illustrated by Sweetbriar' points to Thorn (a Sweetbriar Rose being quite thorny) as the person behind this and that the three illustrations of the same person are actually of him.

 

[Yokohama?]. [E.V. Thorn?]. ND[c1889]. pp[8], 82. 20.6 x 13.7cm.

 

In very good condition. Small hole at lower centre of cover with minor loss of text. Covers a bit worn. Internally very good with only minor age wear. b34021121

 

 

 

The Bald-Headed Series. Illustrated. By Sweetbriar.

Price: ¥176,000




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