Imprimerie Darantiere, 1923, Softcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Fair, First
SAIKAKU IBARA. Quaint Stories of Samurais, Dijon: Imprimerie Darantiere, 1923. Octavo, edition of 500, pp. 111, 1 (colophon), card covers with dust jacket. Love stories among samurai and their page boys, in Ken Sato's translation of Ibara's 17th-century work "The glorious stories of Homosexuality." The characters are deeply sentimental, with a tendency to fall ill when their true love seems unattainable. Condition of this book: Tears in dust jacket spine, front hinge split, very clean, no foxing. First edition of the work in this format and binding, and/or set or series. Size: Octavo (standard book size). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Erotica; Japan; 1920s; Antiquarian & Rare. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 54340.