Green Willow and other Japanese Fairy Tales
London: Macmillan, 1910.
London: Macmillan, 1910. First trade edition. Original publisher's cloth stamped in gilt. All edges stained blue. Measuring 245 x 180mm and with forty beautiful color illustrations. A Fine copy with some minor offsetting to pastedowns. Internally fresh.
Though the folklorist Grace James was best known for her John and Mary books -- a children's series following an English boy and girl in their youthful adventures -- the present work shifted its focus East to participate in the period's popular japonisme trend. Beautifully illustrated by Warwick Goble, who was noted for his appreciation of Japanese, Indian, and Middle Eastern art, Green Willow continues to capture the imagination and introduce new generations to fairy tales such as The Flute, The Moon Maiden, and Tamamo the Fox Maiden. Fine (Item #5818)