Tokyo: T. Hasegawa, 1896. Crepe paper. String binding. . Very Good. One of the harder Hasegawa crepe paper books to come by (in its original format). Presumed first edition, or early, since the address given on the colophon corresponds to Hasegawa's address at the time. A light, both entertaining and informative survey of the many ways the Japanese do things differently from Westerners, often the exact opposite way, and according to Patton, not infrequently, in a manner that is somehow superior. Strictly speaking, this book is as directed at an adult audience as a juvenile one, in contrast to many other Hasegawa titles. 19.5 by 16.5 cm. 37 pp. Topics range from Japanese books, to funeral processions, manners, embroidering, equine stabling, gardens, and on and on. Patton leaves few stones unturned. Soiling of the cover. Bright and fresh otherwise.
(Inventory #: 004950)
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