McAlpine, Helen & William.
Japanese Tales and Legends. Illustrated by Joan Kiddell-Monroe.
Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1979. 13.8 cm x 22.3 cm. 212 pages. Black and white illustrations within text. Original Hardcover with dustjacket in protective collector’s Mylar. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Only very minor foxing to edges. From the reference library of Hans Christian Andersen-Translator Erik Haugaard.
Includes for example the following tales: The Birth of Japan / Tales of the Heike / The Peach Boy / The Tale of Princess Kaguya / The Lucky Tea-kettle / The Old Man Who Made the Trees Bloom etc.
An epic re-telling of epics and legends, gods, warriors, folk and fairytales of Japan. There are touches of mischief and humour, and a deep sense of the magic, the ceremony, and the wonder of life. (From jacket notes)
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