Softcover. Very good. Second edition, undated, ca. 1886. 7.25 x 5 inches,  pp, illustrated with color woodblock prints. Small chip missing from back cover, scattered light soiling, overall very good. "The Tongue-Cut Sparrow", is a traditional Japanese fable telling of a kind old man, his avaricious wife and an injured sparrow. The story explores the effects of greed, friendship and jealousy on the character (wiki).