The First English-Japanese Dictionary of Idioms by brothers Obata Tokujiro & Jinzaburo
Pioneering dictionary of English idioms that is surprisingly good as it contains numerous idiomatic expressions that are actually useful. Obata Tokujiro (1842-1905) and his younger brother Jinzaburo (1846-1873) were supporters of Fukuzawa Yukichi and Keio University. Jinzaburo apparently died of a mental illness at 26 while studying in the US. The Japanese title being 'Eibun Jukugoshu'.
No place (Tokyo). Shokodo. 1868.
170pp. 22.3 x 15.3cm.
In good to very good condition. Covers worn with some writing. Original title slip present but a little stained. Internally very good with only one page with some minor scribble in the top margin.