A Gentleman in Prison. The Story of Tokichi Ishii. Written in Tokyo Prison. Translated by Caroline Macdonald
New York: George H. Doran Company, 1922. First Edition. Hardback. Blue cloth, with paper labels to front board and spine. No dust jacket. Six b/w photographs. 164 pages. 200 x 130 mm (7¾ x 5 inches). An autobiographical study with excellent insight in to Japanese prison conditions of the time. Caroline Macdonald carried out missionary work in Tokyo prisons, and this is the true story of the convicted murderer Tokichi Ishii who spent 27 years incarcerated for his crime. Mrs Macdonald befriended Ishii and enjoyed many discussions about Christianity and Buddhism with him prior to his death.
Condition: Light bumping to boards. Previous owner's signature to FFEP, otherwise very clean.