Peerless Mirror: Twenty tanka from the Manyoshu, trans. Cid Corman, 1/500, 1981

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Corman, Cid, Cambridge, Massachusetts: Firefly Press, 1981. 
English, one of 500, Fine 16mo, 4 1/2 x 6", 16 pp. 
ISBN: 0937876003 

Fine sewn in 16mo, one of 500 copies printed on cream rag paper with calligraphic title in blue ink. Cover designed by Wang Hui Ming. Translated and annotate in English by Cid Corman. The Manyashu is collection of Japanese poetry from the 5th to the 8th century in the 5-7-5-7-7 syllabic structure. A lovely little volume that would make an excellent gift for someone who covets the haiku form.