Stranger's Handbook of the Japanese Language Very scarce guide book with important advertisements
[Japan] Intended to Serve as Interpreter to Foreigners Visiting Japan. By Gentaro Tomita. Second edition, much enlarged and improved. No mention of a first edition anywhere, nor in the preface. Important book for the advertisements for such Japanese companies as the S. Shobey Silk Store, bronze artist Suzuki Chokichi (and the ad mentioning his works are signed with the characters for Yoshiyuki), Torayogo in Nagasaki, Sozayemon Nishimura, Iida Takashimaya, Yokohama Gardeners' Association, K. Tamamura (photographer), and more.
Yokohama. Kelly & Walsh. 1893.
pp , vi, , 338(4pp ads between page 290 & 291),, 8pp, . 15.1 x 10.6cm.
In very good condition. Minor wear to covers. Previous owner's signature on title page. Small label appears to have been removed from bottom of spine. Otherwise looks to be almost unused.