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B788. Chushingura by J. Inouye

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B788.  Chushingura or The Treasury of Loyal Retainers by Takeda Izumo, Miyoshi Shoraku, and Namaki Senryu.  Translated by Jukichi Inouye.  Tokyo, 1910.  Hardbound with a plastic jacket, 6 x 9", 269 pages in English.  This is a translation of a Kabuki play about the 47 Ronin.  Earlier editions of the translation were  partial; this is the 1st edition of the complete play (complete with the exception of about 10 lines that were, according to the translator, "too indelicate for translation.").  At the front of the book is a fold out actual woodblock print of the Daimyo's procession, probably just before the attack by the 47.  The rest of the book is text.

The back cover has been bent at the bottom and is cracked at the bend, a back end page has been creased and ripped a short bit, and edges of the covers have been rubbed just a bit.  Otherwise condition is great for a more than 100 year old book.  1 pound, 11 ounces.  Was $60; now $30.

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