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SALE (originally $15.00)

"Little Peachling and Other Tales of Old Japan" Retold by Georgene Faulkner, Illustrated by Frederick Richardson. Copyright 1928 by The P.F. Volland Company. Published by the Wise-Parslow Company.

This beautiful antique story book is filled with the most delightful illustrations. Also includes decorative endpapers. In a forward by Ms. Faulkner, she addresses the readers:

"MY DEAR CHILDREN: In far away Japan, the people all love to listen to the old, old tales that are told by professional story-tellers. The 'Grown-Ups' enjoy these stories quite as much as do their children. Ans so the whole family will go to the special houses of entertainment called 'yose', just as you children go to the 'Movies' with your parents, and there the story-teller, or Hanashi-ka, as he is called, tells them tales for which they pay a small fee...Some of the old, old fairy tales have been told and retold for many years and have been most popular with the Japanese audiences. Travellers to the 'Flowery Kingdom of Japan' have become fascinated by these stories and some of them have been translated for us by our story-tellers and writers and have become popular with our children..."

The contents include:

Little Peachling (Momotaro)
The Two Frogs
The Wonderful Tea-Kettle (Bumbuku-Chagama)
The Mirror of Matsuyama (Matsuyama Kagami)
The Prince of the Reed Plains
Chin-Chin Kobakama
The Boastful Bamboo Tree
The Tongue-Cut Sparrow (Shitakiri Suzume)
The Wonderful Waterfall
The Stone Cutter

This book is in very good condition for it's age, with some light overall soiling to the cover and light cosmetic wear to the spine and corners. The bottom 1" of the frontispiece page is torn from the bottom where it meets the spine, and some of the pages have some dirty fingerprints, but nothing major. Book measures 9 3/4" x 6 7/8" and has 91 pages.

A nice addition for the collector of antique children's books or vintage illustration!

A word about shipping: U.S. shipping rate included in this listing is via media mail, slow but economical. If you need this book in a hurry, I can ship via Priority mail for a few dollars more. Please convo me for details.

SALE 1928 Little Peachling and Other Tales of Old Japan - Japanese Folk Tales & Stories - Beautiful Illustrations

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