The Wonderful Mallet Japanese Fairy Tales. Second Series, No. 2

By: James Mrs T. H. ( translated by )

Price: £275.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


A charming illustrated woodblock book, a printed "chirimen-bon" (crepe paper ) book and bound in Yamato-toji style - sewn at the spine with 2 silk ties. Some discolouration/fading/ingrained dust to the outer wrappers, and some marks and one small 'pin hole' to the rear cover, otherwise good, tight and sound. No date shown but c.1899 based on Hiyoshicho address, which is the Hasegawa address between 1890 and 1901. 15 double-sided leaves including the Illustrated wrappers/covers. A list of the Fairy Tales series up to No. 23 on the inside of the rear cover. Internally no inscriptions, but a tear without loss to the top edge of the second leaf, and a hole with loss (less than 1cm diam) to the top blank corner of the fifth leaf, but overall very clean and bright inside. Typical Japanese colour illustrations throughout. "A tale of two brothers, one jealous and greedy, the other kind and trusting - rice, silk - and a magic mallet..." One of the Scarcer Fairy Tale Titles. See Images. ; Japanese Fairy Tale Series; 16mo 6" - 7" tall

Title: The Wonderful Mallet Japanese Fairy Tales. Second Series, No. 2

Author Name: James Mrs T. H. ( translated by )

Categories: Childrens. Juvenile, Illustrated, Architecture. Art. Crafts, India/Burma/Asia, Folk-Lore. Myth. Legend, Antiques. Collecting, Boys/Girl's Stories Annuals, Private Presses. Printing. Typography, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Antiquarian -19th Century or Earlier,

Edition: Unknown

Publisher: Tokyo. Japan, T. Hasegawa,: 1899

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 120002

Keywords: The Wonderful Mallet. Mrs T. H. James ( Translated By ) Japanese Fairy Tales Second Series No. 2 Produced By T. Hasegawa, Tokyo, Japan An Old Japanese Fairy/folk Tale A Tale Of Two Brothers, One Jealous And Greedy, The Other Kind And Trusting, - Rice, Silk - And A Magic Mallet... One Of The Scarcer, Japanese Fairy Tale Titles. A Mallet With Magical Powers