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Outdoor Games by F. W. Strange

The first English book on sport published in Japan

Outdoor Games by F. W. Strange The first English book on sport published in Japan

Outdoor Games by F. W. Strange The first English book on sport published in Japan

Very scarce book written by Frederick William Strange (1853-1889), who is credited with being the first to introduce competitive rowing to Japan as well as popularising other sports and exercise. He came to Japan in 1875 and worked at a school that was to become The University of Tokyo. He also encouraged good sportsmanship amongst the Japanese. Although Strange died suddenly at just 35 years old from a heart ailment, he made quite an impression in Japan and there is a memorial to him on one of the university campuses in Tokyo.

 

Tokio [Tokyo]. Z.P. Maruya & Co. 1883.

 

iii, ii, 55[1]pp. 18.8 x 13.5cm.

 

In very good condition. Covers a bit worn and slightly darkened at edge. Internally very good. Inside front and rear covers a bit browned probably to type of paper used. Previous owner's inscription, 'This little book belong [sic] to K. Yamada. 1883 of Cristean [Christian] era'.

 

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