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GREEN WILLOW AND OTHER JAPANESE FAIRY TALES

GREEN WILLOW AND OTHER JAPANESE FAIRY TALES

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GREEN WILLOW AND OTHER JAPANESE FAIRY TALES

by James, Grace; Goble, Warwick

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About This Item

London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1910. Very good.. Deluxe large paper edition, limited to 500 copies, featuring Japanese folk tales gathered by a Tokyo-born British woman. Grace James was the daughter of a British Naval officer born in Tokyo while her father was stationed there. She grew up in Japan until age 12; in the introductory note, James explains that many of the tales in this book are "relics of childish days, originally heard from the lips of a school-fellow or a nurse." James also drew on traditional sources like the Kojiki ("Record of Ancient Matters"), a central work for ancient Japanese mythology. This work is a remarkable example of the influence of japonisme in early 20th-century English book production. Golden Age artist Goble was Macmillan's favored illustrator for their gift books, many of which were deluxe reprints of classic fairy tales similar to this one. Quarto. 11'' x 8.5''. Original full gilt-stamped vellum, original yellow silk ties. Top edge gilt, other edges uncut. Illustrated by Goble with 40 magnificent tipped-in color plates mounted on heavy stock, including printed tissue guards. xii, 281, [1] pages. Some soil and rubbing to vellum, with tiny repaired tear to head of spine; hinges expertly repaired. Internally clean and fine.

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Bookseller
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Bookseller's Inventory #
37155
Title
GREEN WILLOW AND OTHER JAPANESE FAIRY TALES
Author
James, Grace; Goble, Warwick
Book Condition
Used - Very good.
Quantity Available
1
Publisher
Macmillan and Co., Limited
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1910
Keywords
Limited Edition,20th century,English & British,Fairy Tales,Japan,Golden Age

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Vellum
Vellum is a sheet of specialty prepared skin of lamb, calf, or goat kid used for binding a book or for printing and writing. ...
Top Edge Gilt
Top edge gilt refers to the practice of applying gold or a gold-like finish to the top of the text block (the edges the pages...
Quarto
The term quarto is used to describe a page or book size. A printed sheet is made with four pages of text on each side, and the...
Fine
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the...
Rubbing
Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket.
Edges
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a...
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