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BATCHELOR, JOHN: - Ainu Life and Lore. Echoes of a Departing Race. Tokyo, Kyobunkwan, 1927.

Pp. (xii), 448, (1). With front portrait, many plates, of which 10 coloured, and numerous textual illustrations. Original blue cloth, blindstamped with gilt vignette on upper cover, spine lettered in gilt. First edition. Inscribed by the author. Reverend Batchelor (1854-1944) came to Hokkaido in 1877 where he lived as a methodist missonary amongst the Ainu, the aboriginal people of Japan, for more than 60 years. A few leaves with folds at outer margin, otherwise a lovely, clean copy. Nipponalia (Kyoto 1972) 2274.
EUR 850.00 [Appr.: US$ 1001.67 | £UK 755.25 | JPą 112949] Book number 100029

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