1941. Item #86248
[CHILDREN'S - JAPAN]. Yônen Kagaku Ehon DÔBUTSU NO UCHI. Tokyo, Seibundo Seikosha, Showa 16 . This book, entitled "Among the Animals" in translation, is from the "Childern's Picture Books for Science" series. Forty-two pages of color pictures and stories written using the simplified katakana syllabary. 25.2 x 26 cm. Bound western-style, side-stapled in paper wrappers - though only the top wrap is now present. A very unusual and very ephemeral production done a few months before Pearl Harbor, it is quite charming. Offered as is because of the missing back wrapper, but otherwise in good condition on browning paper with a mild crease in the front cover.