A Budget of Letters from Japan. Reminiscences of Work and Travel in Japan.
New York: A. C. Armstrong, 1886. First edition. Hardcover. The letters of Theophilus Pratt, a schoolteacher in Hirosaki Japan from 1873 to 1878. An important early source on life in Japan from a western perspective, with chapters on Yokohama, feudal times, the murder of a German by a samurai, Tokio, Kioto, Nara, Fujiyama, the Satsuma Rebellion, Hiyeisan, social problems in Japan, and a discussion of social classes and political standing. 8vo, frontis, viii, 391pp. Black gilt stamped and red ruled cloth, with gilt title at spine. Internally, bookplate at ffep, o/w very good. Very good. Item #15293