This is the first English language edition of 76 poems from the "Manyoshu", the earliest surviving collection of Japanese poetry, which was compiled in the mid-eighth century by the poet Otomo no Yakamochi. There are biographical notes on each of the poets included.
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Book Description Harvill, London, 1991., 1991. 1st edition, hardback, 8vo, xxxii,93pp, clean and tight, no inscriptions, green cloth, gilt titles, Very Good / no dustwrapper. ISBN: 0002710781. Bookseller Inventory # 165526
Book Description Harvill, London, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First thus. Comes with associated magazine snippet. Size: 8vo - over 7.75 - 9.75" tall. xxxii + 93pp. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding firm. Dust jacket is slightly marked. Previous owner's name ink-stamped. Edges slightly foxed. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Poetry; Japan; Early (0-1000 AD); ISBN: 0002710781. ISBN/EAN: 9780002710787. Inventory No: 15898. Bookseller Inventory # 15898
Book Description The Harvill Press, London, 1991. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Light scuffing to dust jacket. Very slight fading at edges of endpapers. A bit of light foxing to top edge of text block. Otherwise, clean, sound, copy. NEW mylar sleeve protects jacket. 93 pgs. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 004837