Early French Text on Physics published in Japan Reviewed by Hayashi Seijuro
[Japan] Very scarce, early work in French published in Japan. Hayashi Seijuro (1825-1896) was one of the first Japanese people to study French and went on to become a French teacher as well as advising the government on military techniques during the Boshin War. This is a French book on physics including four pages of illustrations at rear. Volume 1 is indicated on the title slip but it is unclear if further volumes were published. Unrecorded. Seal of Fukuyama Junior High School on first page.
No place [Edo?]. Matsuzono Zohan. 1864. 94pp. 18 x 12.3cm.
In very good condition. Covers a bit worn with some marks. Inside cover stained at upper left and first page stained at upper right. Japanese characters written at top right of front cover. Otherwise very good with no worm damage. b33121090