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- [Shinsen Shoka no Fukiyose].

 1533882431,
n.p. n.d. [c1880?] 18x12cm publisher's colour woodcut wrapper; 10 double leaves (20pp); b/w woodcut illustrations throughout. Rather good. ¶ A rare and charming songbook, apparently for children, which has a look of long tradition but if these are proper shoka then it is a form of school song that began with Meiji reformation of education. The subjects are in any case thoroughly up to date: balloons, steamships and photographs. None of these songbooks are going to be common. I found an entry for what might be the same book in the Ryukyu University catalogue; nothing else.
AUD 125.00 [Appr.: EURO 84.5 US$ 81.25 | £UK 76.75 | JP¥ 11681] Book number 10932

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