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An Introduction to the History of Japan


Katsuro Hara


G. P. Putnam's Sons 1920

Binding:  Hardback  |  Condition: Very Good  | 

Fascinating introduction to the history of Japan. Commissioned by the Yamato society to promote a more nuanced appreciation of Japan beyond its military prowess. Intended for european and american readers it tells the political and social history of the country from the era before the introduction of Buddhism and Chinese culture, through the various shogunates of the medieval period, to the Tokagawa shogunate and then the Meiji restoration and their policies of modernization. Quarter cloth with patterned paper boards. 8vo. [xvi] 411pp. Top edge gilt. Fore edge rough cut. Bumping to corners. Light rubbing to extremities. Some offsetting and marking to end-papers. Previous owner's note to ffep. Otherwise contents are clean and prim. Binding tight. A nice example of this very rare and historically interesting volume. Very good overall.

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