Tales of Old Japan – Lord Redesdale (1910)

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Tales of Old Japan – Lord Redesdale (1910)

S$64.00

Title: Tales of Old Japan

Author: Lord Redesdale

Publisher: Macmillan and Co, 1910.

Condition: Hardcover, no dust jacket. Good. Spine faded, foxing to edges and endpapers. With black-and-white illustrations. 302pp. App. 7″ by 4.5″.

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About the book (from Wikipedia):

Tales of Old Japan (1871) is an anthology of short stories compiled by Algernon Bertram Freeman-Mitford, Lord Redesdale, writing under the better known name of A.B. Mitford. These stories focus on various aspects of Japanese life before the Meiji Restoration. The book, which was written in 1871, forms an introduction to Japanese literature and culture, both through the stories, all adapted from Japanese sources, and Mitford’s supplementary notes. Also included are Mitford’s eyewitness accounts of a selection of Japanese rituals, ranging from harakiri (seppuku) and marriage to a selection of sermons.