MIN-YO FOLK SONGS OF JAPAN Iwao Matsuhara 1st/1st 1927 HC Woodblock Prints RARE
Min-Yo Folk Songs of Japan, Selected and Translated by Iwao Matsuhara — First Edition First Printing 1927, HC Woodblock Illustrations — Very Scarce
Publisher: Shin-Sei Tokyo, 1927
Very rare, first edition copy (1927) of "Min-Yo Folk Songs of Japan," with full-color woodblock print and other lithograph illustrations, translated and selected by Iwao Matsuhara. The folk songs are in English and in Japanese on the corresponding pages. The boards and binding are solid and tight. Light rubbing to the front board cover and very small tear to cloth covering the top portion of the spine. Slight page separation on the inside board. The pages are crisp and generally clean save stain on bottom of pages 88,89. Overall a very clean, very good copy! A beautiful book, and a very scarce first edition copy.