THE JAPANESE NATION IN EVOLUTION: Steps in the Progress of a Great People
by Griffis, William Elliot, D.D., L.H.D.
New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1907. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. 22 plates. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1907. First edition. Inscribed and dated in the year of publication by Griffis to Reverend John Batchelor (1854-1944) on the front flyleaf. Batchelor, an English missionary in Japan, is best known for his work with the Ainu. His writings include "The Ainu and their Folklore" (1901) and "An Ainu-English-Japanese Dictionary (including a Grammar of the Ainu Language)" (1905). Octavo. Original red cloth binding, with gilt stamping. Just a hint of foxing to the prefatory and concluding leaves. The rear hinge has been archivally repaired. Some sun fading along the spine, with a bit of wear to the corners and tips; otherwise very good.
(Inventory #: 65239)
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