Seiyo ebiki setsuyoshu (Japanese-English Vocabulary)
INOUE Renpei.; HASEGAWA Sadanobu (1873].)
£750.00 [First Edition]
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First edition. Double-page colour woodblock frontispiece to both volumes. 2 vols. 8vo. Original stitched wrappers with printed title-slip, slightly rubbed, minor worming to vol. 2, but generally in very good condition. Osaka, Onoki Ichibei/Hobundo, dated Meiji 5-6, [i.e. 1872-
This two volume set is a fully illustrated English-Japanese vocabulary. Each English word is printed in alphabetical form together with the approximate pronunciation in katakana. The Japanese is given in kanji and kana and both are accompanied by illustrations that are full of the eagerness to communicate with the newly opened world. Rare.
Stock Code: 206935