Japanese Fairy Tale Series No. 19: The Ogres of Oyeyama. Mrs. T. H. James, translator. Hasegawa Takejirō 長谷川武次郎, publisher for Kobunsha and Kelly & Walsh, publishers. Tokyo & Yokohama. Meiji 24 . 18 x 12.5cm small book, bound Japanese style, fukuro-toji opens Western style.  cho with decorated wrappers with a full color illustration on the front and a full page illustration on the rear. Colophon in Japanese on inside front wrapper and list of titles from publisher on inside rear wrapper. Lively, full color double-page and single-page original woodblock prints with text in English.
This is the story of Shuten-dōji 酒呑童子, a folklore about a demon leader who is killed on Mt. Ōe (Ōeyama 大江山) outside Kyoto, at the hand of the great warrior Minamoto Raikō.
Hasegawa Takejirō 長谷川武次郎 Damp stain on front wrapper, foxing on rear wrapper which is nearly detached. Final cho connected with rear wrapper is split. Name is handwritten in pencil in English on initial page. Lovely printing and colors. An early, plain paper version of the work. Has the Minami Saegicho address 南佐柄木町.