Eiji hayamanabi. [Alphabet and penmanship manual.]

Tokyo, Osaka, & Kyoto: Shisho-do, 1871. Small 8vo (approx. 7"x 5"), 16 leaves plus printed endpaper folded and sewn in the Japanese manner, xylographically printed throughout, orig. blue paper wrappers, printed paper label (chipped and with some loss) on cover; wrappers spotted, but generally good and sound throughout, with one small illustration in the text showing the proper method of holding a pen. This copy preserves the separately printed wraparound sleeve. Includes 6 pp. of alphabets, 6pp. of Roman and Arabic numbers, and 18 pp. of penmanship and ligature examples all for the instruction of the Japanese student learning to write Western characters. Item #21886

Price: $850.00

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