TALES OF JAPANESE JUSTICE

Author: Saikaku (Ihara)
Year: 2002
Publisher: UMI (Books on Demand)
Edition Details: Facsimile (Books on Demand) (1st pub. 19
Book Condition: F.
ISBN: 0824806697
Price: 10.00
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Softcover. Facsimile Reprint (1st pub. 1689). Tr. by Thomas M. Kondo and Alfred H. Marks. Asian Studies at Hawaii, No. 24. Regarded as the prototype of crime-detection stories in Japan, the book comprises 44 stories grouped in 5 parts with more civil-cases than criminal ones. The people involved are mainly commoners: merchants, artisans, and farmers. None of the cases seem to have attracted more than local notoriety. With Measure Equivalents + Index to Notes. 102pp. softcover. From the library of true crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. F. with no creasing to covers.

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