Journal of the National English Language Association - 34 issues by F. Warrington Easlake
A group of 33 issues of the Journal of the Kokumin Eigaku Kwai (National English Language Association) edited by F. Warrington Eastlake and Yaichiro Hara (and, later, Yaichiro Isobe). It was issued fortnightly. This group includes Vol.I No.1 (Feb. 16, 1889) all the way to Vol III. No.36 (Jul. 5, 1890). The numbering system is a little odd as Vol. II No. 4 is dated Jan 19, 1889 but that is earlier than Vol. I No.1 so a bit of a mystery. There are a couple missing and there is one other titled 'Essays, Competitions and Letters' that is dated Nov. 17, 1888 and is numbered as No.2 so this appears to be a separate booklet (making a total of 34 issues). The cover designs were changed over time.
Tokyo. Sanseido. 1888-90. Each about 24pp and 18.5 x 12.3cm.
All in good to very good shape with Vol I No.1 a bit darkened. Some with minor foxing to covers. Most are stamped with a small RM or 'Matsuzawa' (in Japanese) or with the name in pen Ryu Matsuzawa who was most likely the original owner. nb32070004