Japanese Chronological Tables by William Bramsen Scarce, comprehensive book
Showing the Date, According to the Julian or Gregorian Calendar, of the First Day of Each Japanese Month From Tai-Kwa 1st Year to Mei-ji 6th Year (645 A.D. to 1873 A.D.)
With an Introductory Essay on Japanese Chronology and Calendars. William Sophus Bramsen (1850-1881) was born in Denmark and came to Japan in 1871 and from 1875 worked for the Mitsubishi Mail Steam Navigation Company. In 1880 he was sent by Mitsubishi to London to study maritime law but he died the following year of peritonitis at just 31 years old while on a visit to Copenhagen. Bramsen was also a prolific collector of coins and published another book on the Coins of Japan.
Tokio [Tokyo]. Printed at the Seishi Bunsha. 1880.
, 49pp, 83 double-page charts+1 single page chart. 2 fold-outs. 18.7 x 23cm.
In very good condition. Covers with some minor wear and marks. Binding a little loose at the beginning. Some browning to pages facing the fold-outs due to different paper used. b33010831