THE OKAGAMI A JAPANESE HISTORICAL TALE.

London: George Allen and Unwin, [1967]. Thick octavo. Gilt green cloth boards. Fold- out table. Slightly cocked, some smudging on edges, but very good in lightly soiled cream dust jacket with a 1.5cm wrinkled tear in the upper flap fold. Item #WRCLIT46737

First complete edition in English. Foreword by Edwin O. Reischauer. "The Okagami (Great Mirror) is a Japanese 'historical tale' written in the eleventh century. The work of an unknown hand, it covers Japanese history from 850 to 1025, when the Fujiwara family dominated Japanese government and society, and provided most of the Regents, Chancellors, and Great Ministers of the nation" - jacket copy.

Price: $30.00