The Loyal Samurai of Ako - Aisaburo Akiyama 1930 - Takahashi Bookstand, Tokyo - First Edition Stunningly presented edition of the story of the legendary revenge of the forty-seven rōnin. Illustrated with colour woodblock plate by Toyokuni.

A fine copy, in the publisher’s glassine jacket and two part decorated box, together with the loosely tipped in ‘Notice’ explaining that the illustration on the beautiful silk covers is based upon ‘an immortal declaration made by Norinaga Motoori, the greatest Shinto Scholar.
  pp. [4] 1-2 [2] 3-80[2]. In publisher’s silk, showing pale coloured floral decorations, lettering in white on orange and green coloured squares to front panel, gilt and silver flecked cream endpapers, top edge gilt over red top stain. In publisher’s glassine cover, and housed in original two piece card box, covered by green patterned paper.   Condition: Offsetting to the title page else fine, in fine glassine jacket, and very good case with rubbing to corners, and light toning.   Ref: 108906   Price: HK$ 2,800