Short Poems.

Tokyo, Japan: Christian Literature Society, 1917. First edition, an ex-library copy with their large perforated stamp on the title and the margin of a leaf of text. 16mo, original pictorial stiff wrappers, [6], 38, [1] pages. Wrappers slightly soiled, browned and worn; a little general dust-soiling; a very good copy. OCLC notes copies at RPB & CtY. Item #11254

A fairly early example of Japonisme, a collection of Tanka in English (or short verse in a Japanese form) from an American author, contemporary with the early efforts of Ezra Pound and such early American practitioners as Sadakichi Hartmann. The poems are dated from locations in Oakland, San Francisco, Tokyo and other Japanese locales. Attractive contemporary business card for a Kyoto art dealer laid in.

Price: $100.00

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