Tales of Old Japan

including fairy tales, legends and the Forty-Seven Ronin


Lord Redesdale, with illustrations drawn and cut on wood by Japanese artists


Macmillan, London, 1919
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Printing Details

Reprint. Hardback, bound in red cloth with printed titling to spine. 17.5 × 11.5cm, xi + 302pp

A classic collection of tales from old Japan originally published in 1871. This contains fairy tales, superstitions, sermons, burial rites as well as tales such as the Forty-Seven Ronin, Kazuma's Revenge and How Tajima Shume was Tormented by a Devil of his own Creation.


The covers are a little bit faded, rubbed and with a small mark to the upper board, but the contents are in good order and the book is perfectly readable.



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