1902. Item #88718
[HUMOR]. STRANGERS IN STRANGE LANDS. Translated by Dr. Humour. Tokyo: Bunrokudo, 1902. [iv], 91,  pp. Text entirely in English but for a Japanese colophon. Small octavo, 16 x 11 cm, paper wrappers printed in blue, red, and brown. Wrappers show light edgewear, some loss at crown, and light soiling; but the book is internally clean and in very good condition overall. In his brief preface to the work, Dr. Humour explains that the purpose of this collection, translated from a compilation by Haranoya, is to help the Japanese traveler to Europe and America by relating "accidents and incidents, joyful or shameful" of other Japanese abroad in order to avoid "the sneers and jeers of those with whom he comes into contact."