1927. Item #87973
[MAGAZINE] TEIKOKU HATSUMEI KYÔKAI. HATSUMEI THE INVENTION 41 issues. Tokyo, Maru-no-uchi. Magazines, bound Western style in decorated wrappers. 1927 - 1943. About 26 x 19 cm in size. This important magazine began in 1905. The Imperial Science and Invention Society, that published the magazine, built a permanent research facility for inventors in the Meguro area in Tokyo about the time of the earthquake. The magazine continued after the war and is still in publication today. This group of issues is as follows: Vol. 24 , #s 3,4,5,7; Vol. 27  #s 9 & 11; Vol. 29  #s 5 & 7; Vol. 34  #s 6-12; Vol.35  #s 9 & 10; Vol.36  #9; Vol.37  #s 2,4,6-9, 12; Vol.38  #s 2-4,10,12; Vol.39  #s 2,4-6,8,9,12; Vol.40  #s 1,2,4,5. The earlier issues are dedicated to civilian inventions, though as war looms in the late 30s and arrives in the 40s, the inventions grow warlike, as well. However, in 1943, there is a strange cover photo of a torn Japanese flag seemingly hanging at half staff - odd message, indeed, in the middle of a total war. Overall good or better condition with occasional soiling and edgewear. Very unusual in the marketplace.