Seiyō Tsurezuregusa ["A Western Tsurezuregusa"]
Murai, Chinushi, Ōhashi, Eizō [translated and edited by].
Tōkyō : Hokubunkan, Taishō 4 .
A collection of English epigrams by four Western authors with parallel translations in Japanese. The authors featured are Sébastien-Roch Nicolas Chamfort (1741-1794), John Oliver Hobbes (Pearl Mary Teresa Richards, 1867-1906), Myrtle Reed (1874-1911), and Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881). Each author's platter of choicest maxims is garnished with a portrait plate and a brief biography in Japanese. Among the dishes include delicacies such as "A good forgettery is a happier possession than a good memory" and "A wife should be the only woman in the world with whom you can spend days and weeks of unreproved coldness".
One volume, complete. Original boards, lightly stained and discoloured. Sticker removal to front free endpaper, sticker removal and tear to lower. Browning to title and first few and last few leaves. Occasional pencil annotations. Small scrape to fore-edge. One plate loose. 212 p. +  p. of illustrations. 19.2 x 13.4 cm. Text in Japanese and English.