Japanese Children's Books
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Tokyo: ca. 1938. 4to. Color printed wrappers, extensively illustrated Japanese children's book. Ikyuu san was the name of a famous priest boy in Japanese lore. Spine chipped, corner wear, occasional soiling, overall a very good copy of an interesting Japanese Pre-WWII children's book with a wide variety of stylistic art.
Tokyo: 1949. 8vo. Color illustrated wrappers, fully illustrated throughout in bold color. 56 pages of superb illustrative art, one of the most famous of all Japanese children's stories about an adventurous boy setting out on a quest, fighting bears and befriending wild beasts, fighting the dreaded "Oni" and finally being...