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Ijin Seiyo shi (An illustrated guide to the foreigners of the West).
Kanagaki, Robun, tr. 1829-1894
Tokyo (Yushima). Yoshidaya Takichi [ca. 1870-1880?].
 p. (on double leaves) : col. ill. ; 18 x 12 cm.
Ochiai, Yoshiiku, 1833-1904
Rare and highly important artist and book: early Meiji pictorial book of foreigners, executed in naive style by a member of the Utagawa family of Ukiyo-e artists. Note back cover, decorated with English letters of Japanese syllables ("Amerika").
Excellent contents of ills.: Astronomical instruments (p. 1-2); North Americans (p. 3); Russians (p. 4); French (p. 5); Great Britain - England (p. 6); Western Red Haired, called "Hollordish" (p. 7); Qing Dynasty Nanjing residents (p. 8); Western boats and steamships (p. 9-10); Foreigners drilling their troops (p. 11-12); Foreigners at Port Yokohama (p. 13-14); More foreigners at Yokohama (p. 15); American horses and wagon (p. 16); American families at banquet (p. 17-18); Studious English man (p. 19); Nanjing officials' uniforms (p. 20); Foreigner in Yokohama watching Geisha dancer (p. 21).
With accompanying explanatory texts "Seiyo ryaku shoden" (short guide of the West) (p. 22-31).
On double leaves, Oriental style.
Title from cover.
Col. ill. paper wraps, in Oriental style (trad. sewn).