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Quaint Stories of Samurais - Saikaku Ibara

£325.00

IBARA, Saikaku.
Quaint Stories of Samurais.
First edition. 8vo. 111pp. White printed wrappers with blue slipcase. One of 500 copies printed for private distribution. Dijon: Maurice Darantiere, 1928.
Inscribed at the top front cover: "This very droll book for Eardley from Morice. 29th September 1928".
Spine slightly browned, otherwise a bright copy.

Tragic queer love tales of Samurai heroes and their 'pretty page boys'.
A fascinating account of the Samurai spirit in 17th Century Japan.
Translated from the old original by Ken Sato whose 'foreign use of the language was thought to have peculiarly retained the primitive and quaint quality of the tales'.
Inscribed by the art critic Charles Morice to his friend Eardley Knollys. 


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