詞乃直路 = Kotoba no Tadaji [The straight path to words]

Tokyo: Gyokugandou, [Mid 1800s]. 2 volumes, 39 and 43 leaves, 5 preliminary material and the rest containing conjugation charts for around 700 terms. Bound in the Japanese manner in blue paper covers and paper labels; light wear to covers, string binding renewed, very good. A Japanese grammar. The author's preface is dated Tenpou 12 (1840), though given the nature of woodblock printing and the lack of a proper colophon it is difficult to say if this is the date of printing for this particular copy. Ci.nii.ac.jp lists two editions in 1848 and 1852. An increase in contributors listed in the back of vol. 2 from other known copies suggests our copy was likely printed around the later date. Item #49759

Price: $85.00

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