Frances Little / Wakana Utigawa (ill) - The Lady of Decoration - 1910

Frances Little / Wakana Utigawa (ill) - The Lady of Decoration - 1910
Illustrated, Literature - Quantity: 1 - tipped in plates - Book

"The Lady of Decoration" by Frances Little / Wakana Utigawa (ill)

Hodder & Stoughton, London - 1910 first illustrated edition - 212p, 18cmx15cm - condition: good, some wear to boards, 5 colored tipped-in plates incl. frontispiece present.

Rare title.

Her debut book The Lady of the Decoration was published in New York City in 1906 and would be her most successful work. The "Lady" rode the wave of American interest and support for Japan in the Russo-Japanese War, and supports the Japanese cause throughout. Set between 1901 and 1905, it is written in the form of letters home to a female friend or sister; it's not made clear. The main character is a young missionary kindergarten teacher in Hiroshima, Japan who before and during the Russo-Japanese War. She travels to Vladivostock, Russia just before the outbreak of the Russo-Japanese War and makes a number of critical observations. At the dawn of the 20th Century, most Americans knew very little of Japan, and Little's novel presented a view of Japanese life that captured the imagination of the reading public, who made it the No.1 bestselling novels in the United States for 1907.

Lot details
Number of Books
Illustrated, Literature
Author/ Illustrator
Frances Little / Wakana Utigawa (ill)
Book Title
The Lady of Decoration
Publication year oldest item
1st Edition Thus
Original language
Binding/ Material
tipped in plates
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