Chiushingura or The Loyal League - A Japanese Romance Translated by Frederick V. Dickins
[Japan] With introduction by Hoffman Atkinson. Very nice edition of Dickin's impressive translation of the famous Forty-Seven Ronin story, or Chiushingura [Chushingura]. Illustrated with 29 fine, unbacked, colour woodblock prints. Although the illustrations contents pages list 31 prints, it appears only 29 were actually printed for this book, the first American edition.
New York. G. Putnam's Sons. 1876.
pp., 1 woodblock printed leaf in Japanese, 213, + 29 single-page woodblock prints + 5 leaves of woodblock printed Japanese text at rear as issued. 15.7 x 22.5cm.
In very good condition. Two library stamps inside front cover and on ffep. Otherwise unmarked and in very good shape. b34051184