The Fight of a Monkey and a Crab Very scarce Osaka edition on crepe paper
[Japan] A previously unknown crepe paper book. This is from a 1903 series written by Hayashi Hiroyuki and published in Osaka. The paper is lower quality as with other Osaka editions and appears to be printed on crepe paper (not woodblock printed). Illustrations on 5 pages.The last 19 pages have language notes in Japanese for English learners. An unlikely survivor.
Osaka. Ishizuka Iozo. 1903.
pp.42, 19. 14.8 x 9.3cm.
In good condition. Corners a little curled. Rear cover and last page with creasing. First ten pages have some staining. Otherwise very good. nb34070006