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Koko Shimbun - Early Japanese Newspaper

by Fukuchi Gen'ichiro

Koko Shimbun - Early Japanese Newspaper by Fukuchi Gen'ichiro
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Koko Shimbun - Early Japanese Newspaper by Fukuchi Gen'ichiro

Twelve issues bound together of this scarce, short-lived, woodblock printed, illustrated newspaper published by Fukuchi Gen'ichiro (1841-1906) every 2 or 3 days in April-May, 1868. He was arrested after issue 16 because he criticised the Meiji government but was released with the help of Kido Takayoshi. He managed to publish just 6 more issues when publication ceased. From 1874 to 1888, he worked as chief editor and president of the newspaper "Tokyo Nichinichi Shimbun" and later wrote political fiction and Kabuki scripts.

 

Tokyo. Fukuchi Genichiro. 1868 (Issues 1-8 and 10-13 published from Apr 3rd to 27th). Each issue 20-22pp. Issues 1-3 measure 17.5 x 11.5cm whereas issues 4-8 & 10-13 are slightly larger at 18.3 x 12.4cm.

 

Overall good to very good with general age wear as well as some minor worm trails affecting a few pages mostly confined to the margins.

 

Koko Shimbun - Early Japanese Newspaper

Price: ¥82,500




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