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It is Jeeper’s Jeep by Francis Baker. Here’s the description:
“Tokyo: Toppan Co, Ltd, 1949 FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING, of a charming collection of satirical genre prints à la japonaise: These are meant to represent some of “the humorous experiences of the occupation which the Jeep–certainly a symbol of the period, has enabled it [ie, the Occupation] to see.”
The author has recorded her impressions of American occupied Japan and various scenes of the occupation as she travelled the country by Jeep.
In all there are twenty-four prints accompanied by doggerel couplets on facing pages, together with two additional prints on the covers. The artist is best known as Frances Blakemore. She grew up in eastern Washington and worked mainly in Tokyo (both before and after the war), where she founded the Franell Gallery and published the standard Who’s who in modern Japanese prints (1975).
Binding: Publisher’s quarter red boards, color-pictorial sides, pictorial endpapers, all edges trimmed & plain
Condition: Spine barely chipped, inside clean, joints cracked but holding, outisde has shelf wear. AN UNUSUALLY VERY GOOD COPY of a scarce and fragile book.
Pictures include front and back of book, inside cover page, one of the full page drawings, and prologue.
Very rare I know only of one other in existence
51 pages 24 full-page color illustrations 179 x 262 mm, 10 1/4″ x 7 1/4″
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