English-Japanese Small Dictionary Unusual, copperplate printed folding book (orihon)
[Japan] Very interesting work containing a list of 509 words in English with their Japanese equivalents. A compact, easy-to-use work. The Japanese title is, 'Eiwa Hayamanabi Jihiki Benran : Dosen'. The illustrated title page inside the front cover states, 'English, Japanesh, [sic] Small Dictionary;' and then a slightly different Japanese title, 'Igirisu Hayamanbi Benran'.
No place. Taigakusai. 1872.
30pp. 16 x 5.8cm.
In very good condition. Wear to covers. Some words are underlined but this appears to be part of the printing as each underlined word indicates the end of a group of words on a particular subject. Rear cover with old owner's name (Kawano Denzo), address and date, along with interesting stamp 'River' in English letters (presumably the 'Kawa' (=river) part of his name, Kawano). b33060981