More Letters of a Japanese Schoolboy

More Letters of a Japanese Schoolboy

New York and London: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1923.

Ralph Barton. First Edition. Hardcover. 7 5/8" X 5 1/8". viii, 137pp. Pictorial paper, with the appearance of wood, over boards. Heavy edgewear and chipping to binding, with darkening to spine. Picture of the author and his wife tipped in to front pastedown. Humorous faux-paper "The Resolute Traveler" No. 15 dated February 14, 1924 tipped in to front free endpaper. Frontispiece and 17 illustrations by Ralph Barton. Binding is sound. Pages are unmarked. While this is an intentionally humorous book, it is a stereotypical and offensive portrayal of a young Japanese boy studying in the United States illustrated in caricatures, evidence of pre-WWII racism towards the Japanese. From first page: "To the Editor Celebratted Printer, whose head is fat with rich ideas, Dearest Sir:-- Because I am in North America to obtain college education in dishwashing, sweeping and Gen. Housework, I wish know everything possible and often umpossible." Good. Item #1808

Price: $40.00

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