Japanese fairy tales: printed in color by hand from Japanese wood blocks

Collection History

Many 19th century plate books on customs and costume came to NYPL from the founding Lenox and Astor library holdings, as well as the personal library of benefactor Samuel J. Tilden. Many of the titles chosen for digitization show dress in the context of ethnicity or nationality. Related dress materials, such as accessories and body ornamentation, are also included.

Related Resources

See also the following digital collections for additional regional works: [Africana & Black History; Asia and the Pacific Rim in Early Prints and Photographs; The Luso-Hispanic New World in Early Prints and Photographs; After Columbus: Four-hundred Years of Native American Portraiture; and Icons and Images of Cultures: Plate Books from the Russian Empire, Early Soviet Russia, and Eastern Europe, 1730-1935]

- 9/23/2004

Collection Data

Portfolio contains five books, printed on crepe paper, bound with silk fabric on spine and sewn with silk threads, originally published in Tokyo by T. Hasegawa between 1898 and 1926.
Hearn, Lafcadio, 1850-1904 (Author)
Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1926 (Questionable)
Place: Philadelphia
Publisher: Macrae-Smith
Library locations
General Research Division
Shelf locator: *OSK 98-3483 (Locked cage)
Fairy tales -- Japan
Statement of responsibility: Rendered into English by Lafcadio Hearn
Physical Description
Extent: 1 portfolio : col. ill. ; 20 cm.
Portfolio has illustrated lining papers.
Volumes printed on double leaves of crepe paper.
Type of Resource
Still image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12489497
RLIN/OCLC: 10158250
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): eb215d10-c6c9-012f-4e4d-58d385a7bc34
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