First edition thus. Paperback. Paris: 1928. Octavo (23 cm). Original decorative yellow card wrappers (unattributed); 44 pp. With one black-and-white photograph depicting a scene in the play's first performance. Wrappers slightly dust-soiled; small chips along overlapping edges; text very good.
First and only Russian translation of this play by Japanese writer Kido Okamoto (1872-1939). The volume is dedicated to Firmin Gemier, a French actor who instituted the Universal Theatrical Society in 1925 and propagated world peace through international cultural collaboration. In 1927, the First International Theatre Congress was held in Paris; representatives of 16 countries participated. The Japanese delegation performed the present play by Okamoto, with Gemier in the lead role. With prefaces by Pavel German, a Russian emigre poet, and S. Ikonnikov, the translator. One of 400 copies (this copy unnumbered). OCLC shows five copies (at NYPL, UNC Chapel Hill, Ohio, Hawaii, and Yale). Savine 05514.
Book ID: P001878