THE TONGUE-CUT SPARROW. Japanese Fairy Tale Series, No. 2.
Tokyo: T. Hasegawa, No date [circa 1903].  pages, including wrappers. Illustrated in colour throughout. Printed on double leaves of crepe paper. A very good copy. An evil woman cuts a sparrow’s tongue. An elderly couple befriend the sparrow and nurse it back to health, and are subsequently rewarded for their kindness.