first edition Quarter Calf. Japanese paper pastedown. Leather title label.
1895 · Paris
by Claris, J. P., editor. Illustrated by Japanese artists under the direction of P. Barboutau
Paris: Librairie Marpon & Flammarion, 1895. First Edition Thus. Quarter Calf. Japanese paper pastedown. Leather title label. . Near Fine. Limited deluxe edition, one of 190, although this copy is not actually numbered. Oblong, 24 by 33 cm. 18 numbered leaves in each of the two parts, and a total of 28 fables rendered. The leaves are of Tori-noko papier japonais and are folded over in the Japanese-style. While the source of the tales and the publisher are French, the book is a fine expression of Japonisme that swept the Western World in the late 19th century and is very much in the style of a Kobunsha or Hasegawa publication of the same period. Light wear to binding.
(Inventory #: 004196)