Title: Oriental Humour
Publisher: The Hokuseido Press (1959), (Tokyo)
Publication Date: 1959
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Edition.
582 pages. 6-1/2 by 8-1/2 inches. An examination of puns, satire and other 'tickling[s] of the mind' told through the short stories and poetry of China, Korea and Japan. Illustrated with 26 full-page plates, mostly in black-and-white, with descriptions of each scene on a thin paper overlay. Fold-out chronological chart of Japanese humor at rear. First edition (first printing). A very good copy in a very good dust jacket with some wear and short tears at the edges. A few marks in blue colored pencil in the bibliography by previous owner. Colophon tipped onto final blank, as issued. A heavy book. Bookseller Inventory # 132155
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