Edmonds, I. G. Solomon in Kimono: Tales of Ooka, a wise judge of old Yedo. First Edition. [Tokoyo]: Pacific Stars and Stripes, 1956.

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Edmonds, I. G. Solomon in Kimono: Tales of Ooka, a wise judge of old Yedo. First Edition. [Tokoyo]: Pacific Stars and Stripes, 1956.

Binding: Hardcover. Illustrator: Sanae Yamazaki. Book Condition: Very Good+ Condition. Dust Jacket Condition: Good+. Size: Between 11"-13" - Quatro (4to). 95 pages. Item Type: Book.

A collection of 20 "Americanized" adaptations of stories of judgments issued by the feudal Japanese judge Ooka, Tadasuke Echizen no Kami. From the front flap: "Here is a collection of delightful tales about the most amazing judge who ever served justice. . . . [F]or all his unorthodox methods, Ooka is remembered as Japan's greatest judge and champion of justice. At time he operated as a combination of Solomon, Judge Roy Bean, Baron Munchausen and Sherlock Holmes. But every peculiarity of his legal procedures masked a hidden purpose that exposed a criminal and saved an innocent person from jail." Includes an epilogue about the real Ooka and a glossary of Japanese terms.

Edmonds was a writer who served in the U.S. Air Force and wrote for Pacific Stars and Stripes. The artist was a Japanese artist who married an American serviceman following the war.

Text block is tight, bright and unmarked. Half-bound in red cloth and handmade Japanese paper. The name "OOKA" is embossed in the cloth on the front cover and the title is in black on the spine. Corners sharp with some wear at the tips and foot of the spine. There is a small bump to the paper-covered part of the front board at the middle of the top edge. The unclipped ($2.00) dust jacket has wear along the edges with mostly small tears. There is a 3/8" tear at the front fold into the front panel and then a diagonal fold across almost the whole width of the front panel and a 1/4" wide by 2/8" deep chip at the foot of the spine. There is about 1/8" of loss extending for 1 1/2" from the head of the spine across the left upper edge of the front panel. Some of the larger tears have been repaired with archival paper tape to stabilize the dust jacket, which is now protected in a clear archival Brodart sleeve. The previous owner has written her name and address with a blue ball-point pen on the front free end paper and the paste-down on the inside rear cover.

Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1 lb 7 oz. Category: Fiction; Tales -- Japan; Ōoka, Tadasuke, 1677?-1751? -- Fiction; Japan; 1950s; ISBN: No ISBN. Inventory No: 1276.