Hizakurige: A Shanks' Mare Tour of the Tokaido, Ikku Jippensha, Toa Bungei Sha, HC, VG.

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Jippensha, Ikku. Tokyo, Toa Bungei Sha, Un-dated. 
English, Very Good, HC, 8vo, 7 1/2" 5 1/2", 411 pp.

Light pink paper over thin boards, black lettering to front and spine, minor wear and toning to edges, some sunning to spine, previous owner's name written in pen to front paste-down, toning to front and back endpapers, ink transfer in-verso to page VI, otherwise clean, sharp tips, tightly bound, and unmarked throughout. Good pictorial dust jacket, featuring a wraparound full-color illustration, white lettering to front, black lettering to interior flaps, no lettering to spine, some wear and closed tears to edges and tips, minor sunning to spine and toning to edges, light soiling to interior flap, otherwise, clean, intact, and protected in a paper-backed Brodart sleeve. XII, 411 pp., replete with black-and-white images and illustrations, one full-color illustration, Translator's Preface, Life of Ikku Jippensha, Preface, Eight Books, Appendix, Notes, and Ikku's Last Poem. From the inside of dust jacket: "The ribald adventures of those two inimitable clowns Yajirobei and Kitahachi...This translation of the original story by Ikku Jippensha is admittedly somewhat expurgated, but it loses none of its broad and racy humor thereby."