Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Ancient Tales & Folk-Lore of Japan

This is way out of my price range, but what a gorgeous book this must be. "A great thick book of folk tales, illustrated with 62 full page color plates. Bound in grey cloth boards, illustrated in gold and black of a moon light and flower scene." Written by R. Gordon Smith and published by A. & C. Black in 1908, it's being offered for sale through ABE by Alcuin Books, as part of their promotion, 30 More Old Books Worth Buying For the Cover Alone. The spine lettering appears to be embossed, and the lettering on the cover may be raised.

There's an inexpensive reprint edition available as well, so I guess I'll settle for that.

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