Tales Of The Foreign Settlements In Japan..
Bound in original red cloth, gilt in pictorial dust wrapper, which has small chips at head of spine. Patterned endpapers. Deckled edges. A very good copy. Signed by author on first free endpaper.
Charles E. Tuttle Company.,
Tokyo and Rutland, Vermont
Decorations by jean williams. second printing.
8vo. 5.25 x 7.75. 351 pp.
Illustrated by 8 black and white plates and half title and endpiece vignettes by Jean Williams.
First published 1958, the first part contains twenty five tales about the Foreign Settlements or Concessions in Japan following the opening of the country to foreign trade in 1859. The second part prints an additional ten strange stories that revolve around these times. Harold Stannett Williams (1898-1987) was an Australian who spent most of his adult life, pursuing a successful commercial career in Japan interrupted only by his Pacific war service. He was a prolific writer on Japan, specialising in the history of the foreign settlements. He donated his large research collection to the National Library of Australia.
[Stock No. 24438]