unknown, Softcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No, Unstated
ANONYMOUS. Forty Seven Ronin, no place, no publisher, no date (late 19th or early 20th century). 16mo, 11x16cm or 4.5c6.25 inches, unpaginated, 32 double-fold crepe leaves plus crepe cover (lacking a back cover), tied with brown silk thread, color illustration. Scarce, Worldcat locates only 5 copies. The Ross Library in Rome dates this book to 1893. The proper title is A Short Account of the Forty Seven Ronins. It has a 1-page preface, 11 more pages of text, with the rest of the book profiling the characters, with color illustration, who peopled this old Samurai legend. Note that there are 50 color images here, and there probably should be a few more to complete this book. There were multiple publishers and variants. Ross says it was published in Yokohama, distributed by Kelly & Walsh at various points in East Asia. Condition of this book: Color faded on front, bright inside. Damp stains on introductory text leaves, nothing major. Occasional wrinkles. Size: 16mo (very small). 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: Antiquarian & Rare; Japan; 19th century; Children. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 54680.