KOJIKI. Translated, with an introduction and notes, by Donald Phillipi.
University of Tokyo Press & Princeton University Press (co-published), 1969. FIRST EDITION. Japanese bookseller's stamp on title; A FINE CLOTH COPY. 655 pages with index and glossary. The KOJIKI is, as its name implies, a book of antiquities; it is a record of events which, by the seventh century, had become ancient history. Though encrusted with myth and legend, it was the collective memory and historical statement of the origins of the Japanese people. (Item ID: 14785)