1954. Item #87514
Tomizuka Kiyoshi 富塚清, editor and Onchi Kōshirō 恩地孝四郎, binding. Hikōki 飛行機 [Airplanes]. Tokyo: ARS アルス. Shōwa 29 . Small 8vo. Half leatheroid and marbled boards. Gilt. In the decorated publisher's slipcase. This is number 28, on hikōki 飛行機 (airplanes), from the series Nihon Idō Bunko 日本児童文庫 [Children’s Library of Japan]. Initial 8 pages of color and black and white photo illustrations. 17.6 x 12.6 folded booklet with a pink photo illustration of a KLM Airlines plane being cleaned by women in traditional Dutch costumes on the cover is laid in. This appears to be one of a series of newsletters from the Children’s Library of Japan and is dated March 31 of Shōwa 29 . Also laid in is a 14.1 x 9.1cm reply postcard from the same publisher in Tokyo.
Near fine copy. Though #35 from the series does appear in the Onchi binding raisonné, Onchi Kōshirō Seihon no Gyō 恩地孝四郎装本の業, this one does not. Illustrated throughout. An interesting little book.