Momotaro 桃太郎 (Little Peachling) - Fairy Tale Series No. 1 [second edition]
Momotaro 桃太郎 (Little Peachling) - Fairy Tale Series No. 1 [second edition]
Momotaro 桃太郎 (Little Peachling) - Fairy Tale Series No. 1 [second edition]
Momotaro 桃太郎 (Little Peachling) - Fairy Tale Series No. 1 [second edition]
Momotaro 桃太郎 (Little Peachling) - Fairy Tale Series No. 1 [second edition]
Momotaro 桃太郎 (Little Peachling) - Fairy Tale Series No. 1 [second edition]

Momotaro 桃太郎 (Little Peachling) - Fairy Tale Series No. 1 [second edition]

Item #90920

Momotaro 桃太郎 (Little Peachling) - Fairy Tale Series No. 1 [second edition].

David Thompson, translator ダビッド タムソン.

Kōbunsha 弧文社.

Tokio [Tokyo].

Meiji 19 [1886].


15 x 10cm small crepe paper book, opens Western style and has decorated wrappers. Perfect-bound with holes for sewing. [9] cho with list of titles in the English (1-16), French (1-4), German and Dutch editions in the Fairy Tale Series. Second edition published the same year as the first, Meiji 19 [1886]. Colophon on front inside wrapper. This volume was published by the Hasegawa family when they were known as Kōbunsha, working from the address in Minami Saegichō 南佐柄木町inTokyo, their first address.

A delightful and classic tale still well-known in Japan today about a boy who is born out of a peach and grows up to conquer the island of the devils. Colored woodcut illustrations throughout with English text.

Final cho and back cover are separated at top of binding. Wear to wrappers with spots of toning near top edge of rear wrapper. Chipping along rear wrapper binding and to bottom edge of some pages. Pages clean with strong printing and color.

Price: $150.00