1897 · Tokyo
by Masuda Tounosuke, Fredrick Warrington Eastlake, Murata Yuji, eds
Tokyo: Tokyo Eigaku Shinshi Hakkoujo, 1897. Collection of 39 issues of an English study magazine, 8vo, pp. 50 on average; set incomplete, issues present are as follows: 12, 15, 16, 19, 22, 24-30, 37-43, 51-55, 58, 60, 66 , 67, 71-73, 75, 96-99, 101, 121, 109; sections excised from some issues, the occassional annotation present, issue 109 with lower cover nearly gone. A good set overall. The premire English study magazine of its time, each issue consists of Japanese and Chinese material in translation, serialized aids to classic English literature (Rasselas, A Christmas Carol) and English readers, lectures and exercises on grammatical points, puzzles, humorous and topical conversations, English idioms, the appropriate addresses to various ranks of nobility, physiognomy, and so on. Text is in a mixture of English and Japanese. No copies located outside of Japan.
(Inventory #: 46584)