Chicago: The Book House for Children Publishers, 1925. Katharine Sturges. Later printing. Pictorial cloth. 4to, black cloth with gold lettering and a circular painting of a Japanese girl petting a deer on the front cover, red endpapers with flying cranes, 191 +  pages. Very Fine / None. Item #1654
Charming illustrations and text.
"Japanese poetry, representing, like its art, the best in the Japanese people, is a spontaneous love of beauty, expressed with the simplicity and wondering adoration of a child...The first purpose of the Japanese book is to awaken in children an appreciation for beauty, a real tenderness for it. The poems are so simple that a child old enough to like Mother Goose is old enough for most of them."
Condition: Tight, clean, copy. Pictures are bright and unfoxed; text is very slightly age-toned; light wear to cloth;.