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萬國新聞紙. [Bankoku shinbunshi].
[Harutorī]. ハルトリー, 1867. [Harutorī]. ハルトリー. 1867.. Woodblock printed book with black and white illustrations in the text, [72]pp, edges trifle worn with occasional staining on upper margins, original light purple washi covered card covers little faded in places, blank decorative title label upper cover. String ties broken in lower section but still very sound. Good copy. One of the first newspapers in Japan (though akin to a news magazine in modern terms) the Bankoku Shimbunshi was published in Japanese between February 1867 and the summer of 1869 by Yokohama based British consular chaplain M. Buckworth Bailey (1827-1899) with the help of a Japanese assistant. The Bankoku Shimbunshi appeared roughly once a month, and provided a mixture of news, history, market reports, advertisements and information about western culture and customs aimed at a Japanese audience. The two editions included in this volume, from June and August 1867, contain articles on English history and the Great Wall of China and information on how to cook various cuts of beef (a new addition to the Japanese diet), as well as news reports from England, France, Prussia, Australia, Italy, Turkey, the US, Russia, Abyssinia and Mexico, as well as Japan itself, and reports on the arrival of various ships into the port of Yokohama. News items covered include the aftermath of the Fenian uprising in Ireland, the laying of a transatlantic telegraph cable between Britain and North America and the loss of a number of ships which were caught in pack-ice off the northern coast of Russia. There are also some black and … [Click Below for Full Description]
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