How To Read Western Clocks by Kanshutei (and mysterious initials)
[Japan] Very interesting little book that helped Japanese people how to read Western clocks. Although the clock faces don't have hands, there are slight differences with the labelling around the dial in Japanese which presumably matches the title of each of the 13 illustrations. The end of the preface has the pen name 'Kanshutei' along with the initials, 'K.H.' (or possibly 'N.H.') and a Kyobashi address in Tokyo. It is tempting to think this could be Kintaro Hattori (the founder of Seiko), as he was from Kyobashi, but he was only born in 1860. His father, however, was named Kisaburo...
No publisher. No date (c1868)
14pp. 13.8 x 7.6cm.
In very good condition. Covers a little worn and rear cover with short worm trail. Internally very good. b33060980