Dickins, Frederick Victor trans: CHIUSHINGURA - OR THE LOYAL LEAGUE. A Japanese Romance. Yokohama, 1875. v, 3, 160, 56, 2 pp. plus 29 original woodcut illustrations and 5 pages of woodcut facsimile text. 23x15 cm. Original paper covers.
'With Notes and an Appendix Containing a Metrical Version of the Ballad of Takasago, and Specimens of Original Text in the Japanese Character. Illustrated by numerous Engravings on Wood, drawn and executed by Japanese Artists and Printed on Japanese Paper.' This is the original Yokohama first edition of Dickins' translation of Chiushingura, the Loyal League also known in the West as 'The Treasury of Loyal Retainers'. Printed at the Japan Gazette. With 29 fine original fullpage woodcuts by Japanese artists as stated in the title. A fine combination of a western translation of famous Japanese literature together with original Japanese artwork. Creases to the front corners, otherwise in very good condition. Most rare.
Subjects: Literature Rare Books
Available, as of: 01/02/2019
Was item 221 in printed List 194.
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