Supplement to the Daily Commercial News and Shipping List Annual Review With stamp of F. Kanematsu, Sydney
Annual Review of Shipping & Commerce of New South Wales for year ended June 30th, 1898. Interesting for the company stamp at the top of the front cover reading, 'F. Kanematsu, 16 Aug. 1898, Sydney'. Fusajiro Kanematsu (1845-1913) established Kanematsu Shoten in 1889 and opened a branch in Sydney the following year where he began to export Australian wool to Japan. He was also involved in the founding of the shipping company Osaka Shosen Kaisha, later Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL). This publication also contains an advertisement for F. Kanematsu describing the company as a 'Direct importer of all Japanese goods and Exporter of all Colonial produce'. Filled with shipping news and interesting adverstisements.
Sydney. The Commercial Publishing Company of Sydney, Limited. Saturday, August 6, 1898.
60pp (inside front cover is numbered ii and inside rear cover iii). 31.3 x 25.3cm.
In very good condition. Staples rusted but binding firm. Small stain at left on front cover. General minor age wear but nothing serious. nb33040004