Princeton / Tokyo: Princeton University Press / University of Tokyo Press, (1979). First edition. Hardcover. Original blue cloth with cover design in white and red, gilt title, square octavo, xiv, 417 pp. Very good, quite clean and unworn, in lightly worn slipcase. Item #22383
"This is a collection of English translations of thirty-three epic songs of the Hokkaido Ainu. Except for one selection, all of thm were collected during the first three decades of the twentieth century. Most of them were obtained from female Ainu reciters by two Japanese scholars, Kindaichi Kyosuke and Kubodera Itsuhiko."