Lot 119 of 399:
Charming children's book by Japanese-American artist  

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Estimate:
$200 - $300

Title:
Umbrella

Author:
Yashima, Taro

Place:
New York

Publisher:
Viking

Date:
1959

Description:

33pp. Illustrations by Yashima. 8x9½”, original green cloth binding in pictorial dust jacket. Second Printing. 

Signed inscription and chop by Yashima with an original multi-color drawing of an Asian girl. The fourth of his seven books of children’s fiction.

Escaping in the 1930s from militarist Japan, where he and his pregnant wife were arrested and tortured by the Japanese secret police for their anti-fascist sympathies, Yashima  - his nom de guerre - came to America in 1939.. After Pearl Harbor, as a propagandist for the OSS intelligence agency, he wrote the autobiographic story of his ordeal, a “picture books”, each page being an illustration with minimal text.  In 1953, he began writing and illustrating his award-winning children’s books.

 


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Some wear to jacket with small closed tears along upper edge; very good.


 
Item number:
287852
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