Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: The Franklin Library, 1983. limited first edition. Leather bound. Luscious plum leather/boards; gilt decoration all around with gilt lettering and 4 raised bands to spine. All edges gilt. Silk moire end papers with champagne satin place-holder ribbon. xviii, 307 pp. with lovely woodcut illlustrations by Yamamoto Shunsho. Fine. Unread, clean, tight copy. Pristine. Item #161582
Includes a note from the editors, a translator's special introduction to this edition (written in 1982), and a list of the illustrations, which are a selection from those reproduced for the Alfred A. Knopf 1976 edition. They were first published in 1650 in the Illustrated Tale of Genji. Title also in Japanese on title page.
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