Japan: The Hokuseido Press, 1939. First edition. Hardcover. 166pp. Duodecimo [19.5 cm] Olive green cloth covered boards with a gilt stamped title and bamboo design on the spine. Very good. The spine is just a little rolled back, and the spine ends are very gently bumped. There are several short ripples in the cloth of the rear cover. There is a bookseller's tiny label on the front free endsheet, and another small label on the title page. The rear pastedown is very lightly rippled. There are multiple check marks in pencil on the contents pages. In a very good dust jacket, with very light soiling. The spine of the jacket is faded. There are chips at the spine ends and corners, and the edges have several small closed tears. The two largest chips measure 1 centimeter wide by 1 centimeter deep. Small numerical notation in pencil on the front inside flap. Item #33338
Includes essays on Halloween, Divorce, Big Men and Little Men, among others.