RENPO SHIRYAKU 2 vols.
1871. Item #89428
[ATLAS] Bridgeman, E.C. translated by Mitsukuri Genpo. RENPO SHIRYAKU 2 vols. To^kyo^, Zodiacal date of Meiji 4 . String-bound, Japanese-style, fukuro-toji. An interesting work by Bridgeman, the Chinese missionary, originally published in Chinese but here marked for reading as Japanese (kanbun). Thus not a translation as we might understand the term, but a long standing aid for literate Japanese to understand the original classical Chinese. With a number of b+w and some color maps of the USA, along with a text describing US history, culture, economics, etc. A bit of cover soiling outside and the scattered signs of insect damage internally, but overall a very good copy. Upon comparison to the original Japanese edition of 1861, there is not much to choose between them.