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Sword and Blossom Poems from the Japanese *** 3 Volumes ***

Mitsune, Motokata, Ukichi, et al. [translated by Shotaro Kimura & Charlotte M. A. Peake] illustrated by Japanese Artists

Editore: Takejiro Hasegawa, Japan, 1907
Condizione: Very Good senza rilegatura
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T Hasegawa, Tokyo. THREE VOLUMES: 1907, 1908 and 1910. FIRST editions of the THREE Sword and Blossom Books. Hand-made and printed , padded pictorial and textured crepe-paper binding; double fold pages with stunning coloured wood-block illustrations ; printed on hosho paper (made from the inner bark of mulberry tree and ideal for wood block printing) Written by Japanese authors in the Chinese style , translated into English by Shotaro Kimura and Charlotte M.A. Peake. Shotaro Kimura was a scholar of Japanese literature and Charlotte Peake was said to be a daughter of a British serviceman and associated to, and taught, by Basil Hall Chamberlain (1850-1935), English linguist who studied Japanese language and was very influential to Japanese academia of the period. Illustrators and poets listed within each volume, eg. Kwasson, Koho, Shoso and Yoshimune.The poetry of Fukayabu, Tsurayuki, Yoruka, Anon, Mikuni no Machi, Sojo Henjo, Yasuhide, Takesada, Nakamura Katsutomo, Azumi Ryosai. Volume One contains poems from the Kokinshiu, a famous anthology of Japanese poems first compiled in 906.A.D. Volume Two contains poems not later than 906AD and Volume Three contains poems, sword and love songs from other centuries. There is a Post Scriptum in each book with explanations of the themes and vocabulary and identifying these poems as Tanka or short unrhymed poems of thirty-one syllables. The colophons in each book state : Volume 1: printed on 10th Nov 1907 and published on 20th Nov 1907; Volume 2: printed on 1st August 1908 and published on 10th Aug 1908; Vol 3: printed on 10th Oct 1910 and published on 30th Oct. 1910 ( address is: 38 Yotsuya Hommura, indicating 1st edition.) The books won prize at The Japan - British Exhibition in 1910 held at the White City in London. ( Later, in 1910, the three books were published as a special set sold in a padded folding box with ivory clasps.) The crepe cover colours are little fading; padded spine on vol 1 absent; previous owner's initials on inside cover of Vol 1; no other inscriptions; papers' edges dusty . Overall, three beautiful and stunning First editions . #C. Codice inventario libreria 003617

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Titolo: Sword and Blossom Poems from the Japanese **...

Casa editrice: Takejiro Hasegawa, Japan

Data di pubblicazione: 1907

Legatura: Crepe Padded Boards

Condizione libro:Very Good

Edizione: First Editions

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