The Jingle of a Jap (with Doll and Box)
Boston, H.M. Caldwell Co. 1906. First Edition. Hardcover. Hardcover in original fabric-covered boards, with bisque doll attached to front board. Housed in its original patterned-paper box. Book is in Fine, As New condition, crisp, clean, unworn. Paper pastedown label on front is intact, and doll is fully clothed. Box is in very nice condition; two corners of the top and one corner of the inner liner (protective of doll) have been expertly repaired. Inked gift message on front free endpage. The book tells the story of a "a little heathen" Japanese doll who loses his heart to a big wax doll whose "eyes were of the brightest blue; her hair the fairest flax, her gowns..of the latest cut, her cheeks the pinkest wax." Beautifully color illustrations throughout, with text printed on heavy clay-coated paper. Sticker on bottom of box is from the White House Toy Department at Rafael Weill & Co. a San Francisco department store whose original building was destroyed in the 1906 earthquake. Large 8vo. Decorative endpapers. Unpaginated. A handsome copy of a scarce book. Fine .
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Book number: 88530
USD 1025.00 [Appr.: EURO 929.75 | £UK 801 | JP¥ 111687]
Keywords: books about dolls