1891 Things Japanese: Being Notes on Various Subjects Connected with Japan
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Author's Presentation Copy, Folding Maps, Illustrated, Original Binding, Publishers' Original Binding, Signed
Second edition revised and enlarged. Signed by the author to the title page with the inscription: To Lady Randolph Churchill with kind regards of the author, B. H. Chamberlain. Tokyo, 26th Sept. 1894. Illustrated with in-text tables, and a folding coloured map to the front. Collated complete. A collection of writing on Japanese culture, with specific reference to: art, children, dress, gardens, Mikado, tea, trade, and much more. Written by Basil Hall Chamberlain, a British academic and Japanologist. Inscribed to Jennie Spencer-Churchill, or Lady Randolph Spencer-Churchill, an American-born British socialite, the wife of Lord Randolph Churchill, and the mother of British prime minister Sir Winston Churchill. Also contains her bookplate to the front. Previously held in the library of Dr Oliver Impey, a British curator, collector, and Reader in Japanese Art at Oxford, and his wife Jane Impey (nee Mellanby), a British neuroscientist and academic.
In the original green cloth binding. Externally, smart with light bumping and rubbing to the extremities. Fading to the spine. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are very bright and clean with age toning to the endpapers. Author's ink inscription to title page. Previous owner's bookplates to front endpaper and pastedown.
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