Details of Books by Arthur Ransome


1998/4/21, 2006/10/22 TAKAHASHI Makoto
SUZUKI Asako
List of books by Arthur Ransome issued in Japan. No Books published privately are included.
Expression of date is in Japanese style (yy/mm/dd). According to original expression, in older editions/impressions Japanese Reckoning is used. In this page it is expressed as follows.
s47(72)/11/25
“s” is abbreviation of shwa. It means that 47 year of shwa equals to 1972 A.D.

1. The Chinese Puzzle, 1927

1.1 Shina no Nazo
Qingdao(or Tsingtao China): Jijishimp Tsshimbu. 1928. 266p. 20cm.

2. Swallows and Amazons, 1930

2.1 Tsubame g to Amazon g
[Swallow and Amazon. g is used to express name of ships or vehicles. So Japanese title does not mean ‘crews of Swallow and crews of Amazon’.]
(1)Iwanami shnen bunko[It means Iwanami boy’s books.] #171, #172.
Tky: Iwanami Shoten, Publishers, 1958/8/11. Translated by IWATA Kinz and JING Teruo. Slipcase, Cover and illustrations by Arthur Ransome. Endpaper maps by [Stephen Spurrier]. [As you see in Illustrating Arthur Ransome. But there is no explanation about these maps and illustration.] 2 vols. 290p, 293p. Hardback 17.9cm 12.1cm with slipcase.
Volume 1Volume 2
1st impressions33(58)/ 7/10200s33(58)/ 8/11180
2nd impressions35(60)/12/10180
3rd impressions35(60)/ 2/10200s36(61)/ 9/20180
4th impressions37(62)/ 4/20220s38(63)/12/20220
5th impressions40(65)/ 4/10280
6th impressions43(68)/ 9/20300s43(68)/12/10300
7th impressions44(69)/ 9/10300
8th impressions47(72)/ 8/10350s47(72)/ 3/10300
9th impressions48(73)/ 9/15350s48(73)/ 8/10400
(2)Iwanami shnen bunko #3064, #3065
Tky: Iwanami Shoten, Publishers. Translated by IWATA Kinz and JING Teruo. Cover and illustrations by Arthur Ransome. Map by [Stephen Spurrier]. 2 vols. 290p, 293p. Paperback 17.3cm 11.4cm
Volume 1Volume 2
10th impressions49(74)/11/15400s49(74)/11/15400
11th impression75/ 2/2040075/ 2/20400
12th impression75/ 6/20400
13th impression76/ 4/2040076/ 6/30400
14th impression77/ 5/1040077/ 5/10400
15th impression78/ 8/1540078/ 8/15400
16th impression79/10/2045079/11/20450
17th impression81/ 2/2055081/ 3/10550

2.2 Tsubame g to Amazon g
(s Ransamu zensh #1 [The works of Arthur Ransome]), Tky: Iwanami Shoten, Publishers, 1967/6/19.Translation by IWATA Kinz and JING Teruo. Illustrations of Arthur Ransome. Endpaper maps by Stephen Spurrier. [Only original sign can be seen.] Illustration of dinghy by TERASHIMA Ryichi. [Also you can see in Illustrating Arthur Ransome. Illustrator of Japanese translation of The Lord of the Rings] 487p. Hardback 15.8cm 22.5cm with slipcase.
1st impression67/ 6/19700
2nd impression67/12/15700
3rd impression68/10/ 5700
5th impression70/12/15700
6th impression72/ 5/ 2700
7th impression73/ 5/ 2900
8th impression73/12/ 2900
9th impression75/ 1/101200
10th impression76/ 7/101600
11th impression77/ 4/151600
12th impression78/ 3/ 51600
13th impression79/ 7/101600
14th impression80/10/151800
15th impression82/ 5/201800
16th impression83/ 6/102000
17th impression84/ 7/102000
18th impression85/ 5/102000
19th impression86/ 4/302100
20th impression87/ 3/102100
21st impression88/ 3/ 52100
22nd impression89/ 1/ 52100
23rd impression90/ 4/ 52200
24th impression91/10/ 72200
25th impression92/ 5/25
26th impression95/ 7/ 52400
28th impression98/12/182400

2.3 Tsubame g to Amazon g
(Iwanami sekai jid bungakush; #29 [Iwanami world children’s literature collection]) Tky: Iwanami Shoten, Publishers, 1993/10/8. Translation by JING Teruo and IWATA Kinz. Illustrations of Arthur Ransome. Endpaper maps by Stephen Spurrier. [Only original sign can be seen.] 594p. Cloth Hardback 13.8cm 19.5cm with slipcase.
1st impression93/10/ 81800
2nd impression96/ 8/261800

3. Pigeon Post, 1936

3.1 Yama no denshobato. [Homer pigeons of the hill]
(Shnen shjo sekai bungaku zensh; #10 Igirisu hen; #7 [World literature collection for boys and girls, England]) Tky: Kdansha, 1961/1/20. Abridged translation by SHIRAKI Shigeru. Illustrations by SAIT Sabur. pp211-306. Hardback 15.3cm 21.4 cm with slipcase. This book also contains Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The Wind in the Willows, Mary Poppins in the Park and Sambo and the Snow Mountains. Reprint is not confirmed.
1st impression s36(61)/ 1/20 380

3.2 Tsubame g no denshobato. [Homer pigeons of the Swallow]
(Iwanami shnen shjo bungakush; #16 [Iwanami literature collection for boys and girls]) Tky: Iwanami Shoten, Publishers, 1961/7/10. Translation by JING Teruo, Illustrations by Arthur Ransome. 364p. Hardback 15.8cm 22.5cm with slipcase.
1st impressions36(61)/ 7/10380
3rd impressions39(64)/ 8/15450
4th impression66/10/10450

3.3 Tsubame g no denshobato
(s Ransamu zensh; #6 [Works of Arthur Ransome]) Tky: Iwanami Shoten, Publishers, 1967/10/18. Translation by JING Teruo, Illustrations by Arthur Ransome. 510p. Hardback 15.8cm 22.5cm with slipcase.
1st impression67/10/18700
2nd impression70/ 9/10700
3rd impression72/ 2/20700
4th impression73/ 7/20900
5th impression74/ 5/301200
6th impression75/ 5/301600
7th impression76/ 7/101600
8th impression77/ 7/101600
9th impression78/12/101600
10th impression80/ 2/151600
11th impression81/ 1/201900
12th impression82/10/102100
13th impression84/ 4/ 52100
14th impression86/ 3/ 52200
15th impression87/ 5/202200
16th impression88/ 8/152200
17th impression90/ 4/ 52400
18th impression91/10/ 72400
19th impression95/ 7/ 52500
20th impression99/ 6/ 72600

4. Great Northern ?, 1947

4.1 Shirokuma g to nazo no tori [White bear and mysterious bird]
(Iwanami aizban) Tky: Iwanami Shoten, Publishers, 1963/11/29. Translation by JING Teruo. Cover, slipcase and illustrations by Arthur Ransome. 478p. Hardback 15.8cm 22.5cm with slipcase.
1st impression63/11/29600
2nd impression64/ 5/30600
3rd impression64/ 7/30600

4.2 Shirokuma g to nazo no tori
(s Ransamu zensh; #12) Tky: Iwanami Shoten, Publishers, 1968/3/18. Translation by JING Teruo. Illustrations by Arthur Ransome. 485p. Hardback 15.8cm 22.5cm with slipcase.
1st impression68/ 3/18700
2nd impression71/ 4/15700
3rd impression72/ 8/20700
4th impression73/ 9/30900
5th impression74/11/ 51200
6th impression75/11/ 51600
7th impression77/ 3/ 51600
8th impression78/ 5/201600
9th impression79/12/251600
10th impression81/ 1/251800
11th impression82/ 5/201800
12th impression84/ 3/ 12000
13th impression86/ 3/ 52100
14th impression87/ 3/102100
15th impression88/ 8/102100
16th impression90/ 4/ 52200
17th impression91/10/ 72200
18th impression95/ 7/ 52400
19th impression99/ 6/ 72400

5. Swallowdale, 1931

5.1 Tsubame no tani [Valley of swallow]
(s Ransamu zensh; #12) Tky: Iwanami Shoten, Publishers, 1967/7/18. Translation by JING Teruo. Illustrations by Arthur Ransome. 561p. Hardback 15.8cm 22.5cm with slipcase.
1st impression67/ 7/18700
2nd impression69/ 1/10700
3rd impression71/ 1/20700
4th impression72/ 7/ 5700
5th impression73/ 5/30900
6th impression74/ 5/301200
7th impression75/ 1/101200
8th impression75/12/151600
10th impression77/ 8/201600
11th impression79/ 1/201600
12th impression80/ 1/201600
13th impression80/11/151900
14th impression82/ 3/101900
15th impression83/ 7/252100
16th impression85/ 2/ 12100
17th impression86/ 4/302200
18th impression87/11/102200
19th impression90/ 4/ 52400
20th impression91/10/ 72400
21st impression95/ 7/ 52400
22nd impression99/ 6/ 72600

6. Winter Holiday, 1933

6.1 Nagai fuyuyasumi [Long winter holiday]
(s Ransamu zensh; #4) Tky: Iwanami Shoten, Publishers, 1967/8/18. Translation by JING Teruo, Illustrations by Arthur Ransome. 445p. Hardback 15.8cm 22.5cm with slipcase.
1st impression67/ 8/18700
3rd impression71/ 9/15700
4th impression72/12/20700
5th impression73/12/ 5
6th impression74/11/20
7th impression75/ 9/ 51600
8th impression76/ 8/ 91600
9th impression77/ 6/151600
10th impression79/ 1/201600
11th impression80/ 2/151600
12th impression80/12/201800
13th impression82/ 6/201800
14th impression84/ 3/ 52000
15th impression85/ 9/ 12000
16th impression87/ 4/252000
17th impression90/ 4/ 52200
18th impression91/10/ 72200
19th impression95/ 7/ 52300
20th impression99/ 6/ 72400

7. Coot Club, 1934

7.1 ban kurabu no muhmono [Outlaw of Coot Club]
(s Ransamu zensh; #5) Tky: Iwanami Shoten, Publishers, 1967/9/18. Translation by IWATA Kinz. Illustrations by Arthur Ransome. 452p. Hardback 15.8cm 22.5cm with slipcase.
1st impression67/ 9/18700
2nd impression70/ 4/15700
3rd impression71/12/15700
4th impression73/ 5/15900
5th impression74/ 5/301200
6th impression75/ 5/201600
7th impression76/ 7/101600
8th impression77/ 5/301600
9th impression79/ 3/ 51600
10th impression80/ 3/101600
11th impression81/ 4/301800
12th impression83/ 3/ 52000
13th impression84/12/252000
14th impression86/10/ 12100
15th impression88/ 3/102100
16th impression90/ 4/ 52200
17th impression91/10/ 72200
18th impression95/ 7/ 52300
19th impression99/ 6/ 72400

8. We Didn’t Mean to Go to Sea, 1937

8.1 Umi e deru tsumori janakatta
[Both e and ni mean ‘to’ or ‘toward’ in Japanese. But in this title e is used. Japanese title is an exact translation.] (s Ransamu zensh; #7) Tky: Iwanami Shoten, Publishers, 1967/11/18. Translation by JING Teruo. Illustrations by Arthur Ransome. 443p. Hardback 15.8cm 22.5cm with slipcase.
1st impression67/11/18700
2nd impression69/11/10700
3rd impression71/11/20700
4th impression73/ 2/20900
5th impression74/ 2/20900
6th impression75/ 1/101200
7th impression76/ 1/151600
8th impression77/ 2/251600
9th impression78/ 4/201600
10th impression79/12/251600
11th impression80/10/251800
12th impression82/ 7/201800
13th impression84/ 3/ 52000
14th impression85/10/102000
15th impression87/ 7/102100
16th impression90/ 4/ 52200
17th impression91/10/ 72200
18th impression95/ 7/ 52300
19th impression99/ 6/ 72400

9. Secret Water, 1939

9.1 Himitsu no umi. [Secret sea]
(s Ransamu zensh; #8) Tky: Iwanami Shoten, Publishers, 1967/12/18. Translation by JING Teruo, Illustrations by Arthur Ransome. 495p. Hardback 15.8cm 22.5cm with slipcase.
1st impression67/12/18700
2nd impression70/ 5/15700
3rd impression71/ 8/20700
4th impression72/12/20700
5th impression73/12/20900
6th impression74/11/201200
7th impression75/10/101600
8th impression76/10/101600
9th impression77/10/251600
10th impression79/ 7/301600
11th impression80/ 9/251800
12th impression82/ 1/251800
13th impression83/10/302000
14th impression85/ 5/ 52000
15th impression87/ 3/102100
16th impression88/ 4/ 62100
17th impression90/ 4/ 52200
18th impression91/10/ 72200
19th impression95/ 7/ 52400
20th impression99/ 6/ 72500

10. The Big Six, 1940

10.1 Rokunin no tanteitachi. [Six detectives]
(s Ransamu zensh; #9) Tky: Iwanami Shoten, Publishers, 1968/1/18. Translation by IWATA Kinz, Illustrations by Arthur Ransome. 522p. Hardback 15.8cm 22.5cm with slipcase.
1st impression68/ 1/18700
2nd impression70/ 5/15700
4th impression72/12/15700
5th impression73/11/30900
6th impression74/10/151200
7th impression75/ 8/201600
8th impression76/ 8/101600
9th impression77/ 6/151600
10th impression79/ 3/101600
11th impression80/ 3/101600
12th impression81/ 4/101900
13th impression82/12/102100
14th impression84/ 8/252100
15th impression86/ 4/102200
16th impression87/ 7/102200
17th impression90/ 4/ 52400
18th impression91/10/ 72400
19th impression95/ 7/ 52500
20th impression99/ 6/ 72600

11. The Picts and the Matyrs, 1943

11.1 Sukarabu g no natsuyasumi [Summer holiday of Scarab]
(s Ransamu zensh; #11) Tky: Iwanami Shoten, Publishers, 1968/2/19. Translation by JING Teruo, Illustrations by Arthur Ransome. 452p. Hardback 15.8cm 22.5cm with slipcase.
1st impression68/ 2/19700
2nd impression71/ 3/15700
3rd impression72/10/ 5700
4th impression73/11/30900
5th impression74/11/301200
6th impression75/11/ 51600
7th impression77/ 2/251600
8th impression78/ 8/201600
9th impression80/ 2/151600
10th impression81/ 3/ 51800
11th impression82/10/252000
12th impression84/ 7/202000
13th impression86/ 3/ 52100
14th impression87/ 9/152100
15th impression90/ 4/ 52200
16th impression91/10/ 72200
17th impression95/ 7/ 52300
18th impression99/ 6/ 72400

12. Missee Lee, 1941

12.1 On'nakaizoku no shima [Islands of female pirate]
(s Ransamu zensh; #10) Tky: Iwanami Shoten, Publishers, 1968/4/18. Translation by JING Teruo. Illustrations by Arthur Ransome. 469p. Hardback 15.8cm 22.5cm with slipcase.
1st impression68/ 4/18700
2nd impression71/ 2/10700
3rd impression72/ 7/ 5700
4th impression73/ 7/30900
5th impression74/ 7/201200
6th impression75/ 8/201600
7th impression76/ 9/ 61600
8th impression77/10/ 61600
9th impression79/ 8/101600
10th impression80/ 9/251800
11th impression82/ 3/101800
12th impression83/11/252000
13th impression85/ 8/ 52000
14th impression87/ 4/252000
15th impression90/ 4/ 52200
16th impression91/10/ 72200
17th impression95/ 7/ 52400
19th impression99/ 6/ 72400

13. Peter Duck, 1932

13.1 Yamaneko g no bken. [Adventure of Wildcat]
(s Ransamu zensh; #3) Tky: Iwanami Shoten, Publishers, 1968/6/18. Translation by IWATA Kinz, Illustrations by Arthur Ransome. 535p. Hardback 15.8cm 22.5cm with slipcase.
1st impression68/ 6/18700
2nd impression70/ 6/10700
3rd impression71/ 8/20700
4th impression72/12/15700
5th impression73/11/10900
6th impression74/ 9/301200
7th impression75/ 8/201600
8th impression76/ 7/201600
9th impression77/ 6/ 51600
10th impression78/ 8/201600
11th impression79/10/201600
12th impression80/ 9/101900
13th impression81/11/101900
14th impression83/ 5/152100
15th impression84/11/202100
16th impression86/ 4/102200
17th impression87/ 3/202200
18th impression88/ 5/202200
19th impression90/ 4/ 52400
20th impression91/10/ 72400
21st impression95/ 7/ 52500
22nd impression99/ 6/ 72600

14. The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship, 1968

14.1 Soratobu fune to sekaiichi no baka [The flying ship and the fool of the world.]
(gata ehon; #10 [Large size picture books]) Tky: Iwanami Shoten, Publishers, 1970/11/20. Translation by JING Teruo. Pictures by Uri Shulevitz. [48p.][No page is printed on the book.] Hardback 26.8cm 23.6cm
1st impression[70/11/20]
3rd impression75/7/151000
Revised 5th impression86/12/11300
6th impression88/ 7/201300
7th impression97/10/ 61800

15. The Autobiography of Arthur Ransome, 1976

15.1 s Ransamu jiden. [Japanese title is an exact translation.]
Hakusuisha, 1984/1/25. Translation by JING Teruo. 523,13p. Hardback 14.3cm 19.5cm with dust jacket. ISBN4-560-04147-1
1st impression84/ 1/253400
“New” edition(*)99/12/153800
* ISBN is changed to ISBN4-560-04378-6.

16. The War of the Birds and the Beasts, and other Russian Tales, 1984

16.1 s Ransamu no Rosia mukashibanashi. [Arthur Ransome’s Russian old tales]
Tky: Hakusuisha, 1989/1/10. Translated by JING Teruo. Illustrations by Faith Jaques. 178p. Hardback 15.7cm 21.6cm with dust jacket. ISBN4-560-04239-X
1st impression 89/ 1/10 2200

17. Old Peter’s Russian Tales, 1916

17.1 Pt Ojsan no mukashibanashi. [Japanese title is an exact translation.]
Tky: Papirusu, 1994/9/26. Translation by JING Teruo. Illustrations by [Dmitri Mitrokhin]. 304p. Hardback 14cm 21.7cm with dust jacket. ISBN4-938165-12-0
1st impression 94/ 9/26 3500

18. Bohemia in London, 1907

18.1 Rondon no Bohemian [Bohemian of London]
Tky: Hakusuisha, 2000/2/5 Translation by JING Teruo. Illustrations by Fred Taylor. Notes by JING Teruo. 273p. 19.5cm 14.2cm with dust jacket. ISBN4-560-04681-6
1st impression2000/ 2/ 52600

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