Japanese Fairy Tale Series No. 4 - The Old Man Who Made The Dead Trees Blossom [Hanasaki Jiji 花咲爺].
David Thompson, translator ダビッド タムソン.
Meiji 18 .
15 x 10cm small, crepe paper book, opens Western style. Perfect-bound with holes for sewing.  cho with story ending on the inside rear wrapper. Colophon on inside front wrapper gives the date Meiji 89 . 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 Tokyo, their first address.
Lightly colored woodcut illustrations throughout with English text that tells the story of neighbors and rivals, one kind couple and one evil couple, and the fortunes of the former and demise of the latter that follow their actions.
Binding and first cho are starting at top. Wear to wrappers with tears on front wrapper with spots of staining.