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BATCHELOR, REV. JOHN: - The Ainu of Japan. The Religion, Superstitions, and General History of the Hairy Aborigines of Japan. London, The Religious Tract Society, 1892.

Pp. 336. With frontispiece and 79 photographic illustrations in the text. Publisher's pictorial acqua cloth, gilt, slightly rubbed. First edition. This is Batchelor's first work on the Ainu, the natives living in the northern island of Hokkaido (Japan). Reverend Batchelor (1854-1944) came to Hokkaido in 1877 where he lived as methodist missonary amongst the Ainu for more than 60 years. Cordier BJ 619. Nipponalia (Kyoto 1972) 2275.
EUR 600.00 [Appr.: US$ 693.39 | £UK 526.5 | JPą 77825] Book number 99628

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