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HASHIZUME KAN'ICHI. - [Sekai Shobai Orai - literally World Trade Traffic].

 1380971910,
Tokyo, Seikichi 1871 [Meiji 4]. 180x120mm publisher's wrapper (a bit rumpled); 26 double folded leaves; one full page and numerous small illustrations throughout. Title page on yellow with a man operating some mysterious, to me, mechanism. ¶ First edition of this handy bilingual vocabulary of world trade giving the English, with Japanese explanations, of a wide range of terms, quantities, goods, professions, and so on. I used to think the bibliography of Hashizume's handbooks on foreign trade was straightforward: three, this, the first in 1871 following it up with two more in 1873. Since then I've discovered variants and variants of variants. There are some of the expected amusing errors in spelling and typography but far fewer than in the later books.
AUD 385.00 [Appr.: EURO 264 US$ 309.83 | £UK 235.75 | JP¥ 34388] Book number 9672

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