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FUKAZAWA Yukichi. Sekai Kunizukushi (1869)

FUKAZAWA Yukichi. Sekai Kunizukushi (The Countries of the World / All the Countries of the World, for Children Written in Verse). Volume 1. Keiou Gijuku Zouhan (Keioh Private University), Meiji 2 (1869). 1st ed.AVAILABLE: see STOCKLIST for pricing

Description — 8vo (22.5 x 15.5 x 1 cm), full woodblock printing and coloring, 9-17 f. (including 12 vignettes) and 2 double color woodblock plates (vol. 1 complete; full collation here).

Condition — Good-decent (heavy wear to cover (resewn) and title page (faded, with tears and lacks of paper); otherwise very good).

Review — The first volume, dedicated to Asia, of the geography manual of Yukichi FUKAZAWA, the famous reformer and founder of Keioh University (and the face on the Japanese 10,000-yen bill), illustrated with 12 pretty in-text vignettes and two large, beautiful color maps (one double gatefold planisphere and one foldout map of Asia).

Misc. — The complete series of 6 volumes entails 7 maps.

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