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The Tale of Genji Scroll 1/1500  

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The Tale of Genji Scroll

Morris, Ivan


Tokia Kodansha International



154, [9] pp. Numerous tipped in color illustrations. (Oblong Folio), green and wave patterned purple Japanese style silk binding stamped in gilt; housed in rust colored cloth clamshell box stamped in gilt, with original outer cardboard box with printed labels. No. 338 of 1500 copies. 

The Tale of Genji is a classic work of Japanese literature written by the noblewoman and lady-in-waiting Murasaki Shikibu in the early years of the 11th century in "concertina" or "orihon" style made of several sheets of paper pasted together and folded alternately in one direction then the other), around the peak of the Heian period. It is sometimes called the world's first novel, the first modern novel, the first psychological novel or the first novel still to be considered a classic. The work also illustrates a unique depiction of the lifestyles of high courtiers during the Heian period. A wonderfully produced edition profusely illustrated with images from an original scroll.

Lot Amendments

Some wear and soiling to outer cardboard box; volume and protective clamshell box are fine.

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