Tokyo: Aoyama-do, 1872. First edition, fukurotoji, 7" x 4.5", 15 leaves; with 4 Roman alphabets (upper and lower case and 2 styles of script), and a vocabulary in English with Japanese equivalents and pronunciations, all designed for the elementary Japanese student of the English language; original pink paper wrappers, printed label in Japanese on upper cover, sewn in the Oriental manner; some wear and soiling, early owner's annotation on rear cover and flyleaf; good copy.
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Kyoto: publisher not identified, 1871. 12mo, pp. , 76; original cloth-backed pink wrappers, printed paper label on upper cover; some soiling else good or better. An English vocabulary of 1490 words. "Vol. I" is all that was published. Osaka Daigaiku Library, Selected Catalogue on Dutch and English Studies, C-22.
N.p., n.d. [probably Tokyo], [ca. 1900]. Small 8vo, (approx. 7" x 5"), pp. 69; original stiff cream paper wrappers backed in black cloth, printed paper label on upper cover; mild dampstaining to covers but generally very good. Without a title page, as issued. Text in English throughout. Not located bibliographically.
Osaka: Isaburo Hamamoto, 1886. 12mo, pp. 4, 59, ; illustrated throughout; a fusion of western and Japanese book styles, with pages folded and bound fukuro style with the folds facing the fore-edge, but reinforced in each leaf with wastepaper to replicate western paper, and paginated western style, encased in cloth backed blue paper boards with a western illustration printed in brown on upper cover, marbled edges; small adhesion mark on upper cover, one small section of the first page (alphabet) where once was an ownership stamp neatly excised, inscription on lower pastedown blacked out, otherwise a good copy, without a printed title, as issued. English vocabulary and conversation book for the Japanese student, with pronunciation and meaning in kanji and katakana. Not found in OCLC.
Tokyo: Kin'emon Izumiya, Shindo Zohan, Meiji 5, . First edition, 2 volumes, fukurotoji, 2, 23; and 21 leaves, original yellow wrappers, printed paper labels on each; generally fine in a blue cloth folding box, with thongs. Printed letters throughout, showing samples of mostly commercial letters, with Japanese text above explicating the letter, and a gloss in English and Japanese at the bottom explaining difficult words or phrases. No copies in OCLC. Japan WebCat finds only the Waseda copy.
Tow Kyow [i.e. Tokyo]: Kaiseidow [et al.], n.d., [ca. 1888]. 8vo, 3 parts in 1, as issued; pp. , 81, , , ; contains approx. 50 pages of illustration of the lips and mouth showing the positions of same for the pronunciation of different letters, syllables, and words; internally with some page browning; original printed wrappers, small tears on upper cover, one with loss at the top but touching no letterpress; spine perished. Not found in OCLC.
Tokyo: Shima-itokku, 1861. 2 volumes, fukurotoji, 7" x 5", , 45; 22 leaves; original blue wrappers, printed paper labels on upper covers; about fine throughout. With an unusual American provenance: each volume with the early ownership signature of "L. A. Waterman, U. S. N." Inside the cover of the first volume is tipped the note "1852-62. Lt. L. A. Waterman sailed from San Francisco to Honolulu & Calcutta on the Marathon." Lucius Austin Waterman (1832-1895) was an acting ensign in the US Navy from 29 Jun 1863 to 13 Aug 1865 and a second time from 11 Dec 1866 to 26 Mar 1869 ("List of Officers of the Navy of the United States and of the Marine Corps from 1775 to 1900" by Edward W. Callahan, 1969). The U. S. Navy holds a letter written by Waterman after his first three years of service in which he states he served in the Volunteer Navy from 1863-1865 and would like to be considered as an applicant for the Regular Navy. He did clearly join the Navy again in 1866, but strangely, when looking up his name in the Navy Register, we can't find him listed under the years 1863-1865, and for 1866-1869, he is listed as an acting ensign under the Volunteer Navy. Waterman was born in Duxbury, Massachusetts and a citizen of that state. In 1865, he was assigned to the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron. When Waterman was reappointed as an acting ensign on 11 Dec 1866, he was assigned to the gunboat Aroostook. The Aroostook went in 1866 to Asia via the Indian Ocean. They arrived in Hong Kong in 1867 and joined the Asiatic Squadron. Later, the ship would participate in the opening of the ports of Kobe and Osaka to foreign trade, and in the spring of 1869, the ship returned to Japan to protect the U.S. citizens endangered by the Japanese Civil War. The preface is in hiragana and kanji; the text consists of English words arranged in double column with Japanese equivalents and pronunciation in kanji and katakana, the whole arranged by topic. The last part of the second volume consists of phrases and conversation in a single column, with Japanese equivalents and pronunciation. Osaka Joshi Daigaiku Library, Selected Catalogue on Dutch and English Studies, C-8.
Tokyo: Gyokuzandō, 1872. First edition, fukurotoji, 7" x 5", , 17 leaves; the whole consisting of English phrases with Japanese translations on opposte page and pronunciation in katakana; some soiling but generally a good copy in original blue wrappers, sewn in the Oriental manner, lacking the printed paper label on the cover.
[Tokyo?]: Kōmondō, Meiji 4 . Fukurotoji, 8.5" x 6", 1, 25 leaves; original blue printed wrappers, printed label on upper cover; wrappers a bit worn, but a complete and clean copy. Contains alphabet tables, tables of syllables, a brief grammar, and vocabularies of numbers, months and days, weather, animals, assorted common nouns, and conversational phrases. Osaka Joshi Daigaiku Library, Selected Catalogue on Dutch and English Studies, C-20.
[Tokyo]: Koumondou, 1872. First edition, 2 volumes out of three, fukurotoji, 9.75" x 7", , 1-27; 27-55 leaves; original yellow wrappers with printed paper labels on the upper covers; stitching loosening on each of the volumes, but all else very good or better, in a new blue cloth folding box. Parallel text of vocabulary at the top of the pages and useful phrases underneath, employing the vocabulary. Osaka Joshi Daigaiku Library, Selected Catalogue on Dutch and English Studies, 1991, no. C27.
Tokyo, Osaka & Kyoto: Gasho-do, 1872. New edition, fukurotoji, 7" x 5", 1, 30 leaves; yellow wrappers, printed paper label (slightly chipped) on upper cover; wrappers soiled, else very good. Interlinear text in English and Japanese in katakana and kanji. Based of material from Noah Webster. Not found in OCLC.
[?Tokyo]: Shimaitokku, 1871. Fukurotoji, 7" x 4.75", , 35 leaves; 1 full-p. illustration, alphabets, syllabaries, tables of numbers and roman numerals, and a brief vocabulary; original yellow wrappers folded and sewn in the Oriental manner, printed paper label on upper cover; some soiling but very good. Japanese textbook for English studies. Osaka Joshi Daigaiku Library, Selected Catalogue on Dutch and English Studies, B-16. Not found in OCLC.
Tokio: Yamasiroya, 5th year of Meiji, . 2 volumes, fukurotoji, 7" x 5", , 24; 23 leaves; title pages in both English and Japanese, the Japanese title on pink paper and used as front pastedown; original blue wrappers, printed paper labels on each volume (that on volume I with partial loss); some worming to the first volume, mostly confined to the margins; front cover of volume I stained; moderate wear; good or better. An instruction book for English spelling laid out in 10 courses: the alphabet, syllables and words of two [-three, -four, -five] letters, diphthongs, vowels, etc. A Critical Bibliography of Materials for English Studies in Japan. Collected by Osaka Women's University, 1962, no. 108.
Kyoto: Shobousha-shi, 1872. New edition, fukurotoji, approx. 7 1/4" x 5", 34 leaves; xylographically printed throughout, original yellow wrappers with pink printed label on upper cover; minor staining, very good. Text largely in double column, and arranged in squares, in two columns, words or phrases in English and German with Japanese equivalent and phonetic pronunciation for each in katakana and kanji. Not found in OCLC. A Critical Bibliography of Materials for English Studies in Japan. Collected by Osaka Women's University, 1962, no. 149. Edited by Zensaku Nishimura, Yasunosuke Yoshida, and Junjiro Nakamura.
Oxford: University Press, 1969. First edition, 8vo, pp. xii, 650; folding map, 15 illustrations on rectos and versos of 12 plates, plus a few illustrations in the text; near fine copy in a slightly chipped jacket. Extracts from the writings of explorers, soldiers, administrators and planters, edited with an introduction, notes, and an extensive bibliography.
Petropoli: Imperialis Academiae Scientiarum, 1875. Thin folio, pp. iv, 46; decorative red borders throughout; text in Latin and Tibetan; contemporary cloth-backed marbled boards, manuscript paper label on spine; pages a bit toned, general wear at the extremities; a good, sound copy. A Tibetan version of the lost Indian original of the fable of Bidrai [gsos-pahi-lanbzhugs-so], known in the Semitic versions as the Story of Bilar, and published on the 50th anniversary of the doctorate of Victor Bouniakowsky. OCLC finds only Brown and the Newberry in the U.S.
Japan: illustrated and published by Izumo Jinshichi, Meiji 18, [i.e. 1885]. Woodblock broadside showing 13 different hairstyles made possible with hair tonic, each with descriptive text; approx. 20" x 14", originally folded and preserving the original printed fukuro; small chip from the upper left corner (not touching and letterpress or illustration); all else fine. Apparently an advertisement for Japanese hair tonic. Sokuhatsu is a women's hairstyle, introduced from the West in the Meiji period - a "swept-back hair with the bun [knot, chignon] at the back of the head."
Tokyo: Daigaku Nanko, 1870. Oblong fukurotoji, 5" x 7; 5, 32 leaves; 4 pages with hand-colored flags of 26 nations and states; original blue wrappers, printed paper label on upper cover; very good. Based on The Statesman's Year-Book, and other reference books. Library of Congress and National Diet Library only in OCLC.
n.p., n.d. [Japan: ca. 1840s-50s.]. The first, approx. 8½" square shows a printed zodiac wheel with a working volvelle in the middle, with 12 zodiac animals and characters for the 4 seasons on a blue background, and within a neat, interlocking black-ruled border; the second, approx. 7" x 9¼" is based based on the I Ching and includes three printed sticks that when tossed produce trigrams. These trigrams are then matched to associated fortunes on a octogonal chart. The center of the chart can be folded over to provide three separate sets of fortunes, apparantly depending on weather conditions.Printed in blues and reds, with a label on back reading, "Kaichū sokuza uranai: Shunjūdoshi;" the third, approx 9" square shows a circular chart with 30 segments in red and yellow on a blue background. The center folds up to become a standing divider. On back is a label in blue and red with an image of a gourd. Accompanied by three cards with text on each side. The second and third items have slight creasing and worming, affecting some text.
Cambridge: University Press, 1916. First edition, 8vo, pp. xiv, , 488; 8 plates; original pictorial mustard cloth stamped in gilt on upper cover and spine; moderate soiling, very small mouse nibble at the lower edge of the front cover, all else very good and sound. Pre-Buddhist birth-tales from India.
Paris: Augustin Challamel, 1908. First edition, 8vo, pp. vii, , 184; pages browning else very good in original half red cloth over marbled boards, leather label on spine scuffed. The first 68pp. provide a good history of what is now Vietnam, and the balance is a summary of the active French involvement, 1859 to date. The author also compiled an Annamite grammar.
Japan: 1852. A manuscript copy of Fuheng's commentaries on Mencius' I ching, or Book of Changes. 10 books in 5 volumes; contemporary Japanese patterned paper covers; small stain to the top of volume 1 not affecting text, a near fine copy accomplished in a neat and delicate hand. The final leaf provides a literary name "Kokasai" and the date Kaei 5. The original text for these volumes was compiled in the 1750s by Fuheng, Grand Secretary of the Manchu Empire, on orders of the Emperor.
Tokyo: Kaido zohan, 1860. First Japanese edition, later issue (with white vs. pink title page) of Fukuzawa's first book, fukurotoji, 5, 99 leaves, original yellow wrappers, printed paper label on upper cover; very good copy. Fukuzawa (1835-1901) "was a Japanese author, writer, teacher, translator, entrepreneur and political theorist who founded Keio University. His ideas about government and social institutions made a lasting impression on a rapidly changing Japan during the Meiji Era. He is regarded as one of the founders of modern Japan" (Wikipedia). This Japanese-English dictionary contains English, with readings and meanings in Japanese and Chinese. Translated from the Chinese edition by Zi Qing. Osaka Joshi Daigaiku Library, Selected Catalogue of Dutch and English Studies, C-7; OCLC locates 5 copies: LC (defective), Michigan, Berkeley, Rutgers, and a copy in Australia.