Japanese Collectors and What They Collect by Frederick Starr
[Japan] Fascinating little, string-tied, booklet by American anthropologist, Frederick Starr (1858-1933), who was known in Japan as Dr. Ofuda because of his passion for (and collection of) charms (ofuda) and votive slips (senjafuda or nōsatsu). He first came to Japan around 1904 and was actually in Japan on a subsequent stay when the Great Kanto Earthquake occurred in 1923. He also died in Japan in 1933. Although 750 copies of this work by Starr were published, it appears to be scarce and is interesting because he mentions some of the various Japanese collectors and experts he knew. Starr was Bookfellow No. 42 and this particular copy has the bookplate of Fanny Hodges Newman (1862-1946), who was Bookfellow No. 462.
Chicago. The Bookfellows. 1921.
pp., 25 . 21.5 x 14.5cm.
In very good condition. Card covers with some minor wear at edges. Internally fine. b35011320