Chin Chin Kobakama. Japanese Fairy Tale Series No. 25

[JAPANESE FAIRY TALE] HEARN, Lafcadio (translator). Chin Chin Kobakama. Japanese Fairy Tale Series No. 25.

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[JAPANESE FAIRY TALE] HEARN, Lafcadio (translator). Chin Chin Kobakama. Japanese Fairy Tale Series No. 25. Tokyo; T. Hasegawa, 38 Yotsuya Hommura. [1903].

8vo. Original crêped pictorial wrappers (136 x 190mm), stab stitched to spine with silk thread; pp. [24], on crêped paper throughout on Japanese-folded leaves; strikingly illustrated throughout with hand-printed woodblocks in rich coloured inks; a very fresh copy in unusually crisp condition with gentle external dusting, tanning to lower cover, and a small area of corner loss to top layer of lower wrapper at upper edge (45 x 28mm at largest part).
First crêpe paper edition, issued alongside the first uncrêped large paper edition (Perkins. Lafcadio Hearn. A Bibliography of His Writings).

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