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A JAPANESE-ENGLISH AND ENGLISH-JAPANESE DICTIONARY.
- Tokyo 1894, Maruya. 3/4 Black leather over black cloth,962p. 17 x 25 cm., leather worn, 2 spine splits [roughly mended], contents solid very clean no foxing, 5th edition, published by Kelly & Walsh, in original binding, contents solid. A classic dictionary, highly reliable. A completely romaniz- ed dictionary, easy to use, romanization based on the "Hepburn System" as portrayed in this early example. * Hepburn was a medical missionary to Amoy & Singapore in 1843 to 1845. In 1859, after the opening of Japan to Americans he & his wife salied under commission of the Presbyterian Board for Kanagawa. They arrived in Japan Oct. 18th, 1959, and were among the first American missionaries in Japan. * He opened a dispensary, where by 1869 he was ministering to 30-50 Japanese patients daily. He also carried on a training class for young Japanese men. He was one of the founders and the first president of Meiji Gakuin, a boys' school in Tokyo. * His wife began classes for girls which was one of the first steps ever taken toward the education of Japanese women. In 1867, the current dictionary was issued, a pioneer work in the field & in 1891, he published a Bible dictionary, the profits were used for the Shiloh Church in Yokohama and the Meiji Gakuin. He also took an active part in the translation of the Bible in to Japanese being responsible for about three quarters. * Hepburn was a medical missionary to Amoy & Singapore in 1843 to 1845. In 1859, with the opening of Japan to Americans he & his wife salied under commission of the Presbyterian Board for Kanagawa. They arrived in Japan Oct. 18th, 1959, & were among the first American missionaries in Japan. He opened a dispensary, where by 1869 he was ministering to 30-50 Japan- ese patients daily. He also carried on a training class for young Japanese men. He was one of the founders & the first president of Meiji Gakuin, a boys' school in Tokyo. His wife began classes for girls which ws one of the first steps ever taken toward the education of Japanese women. In 1867, the current dictionary ws issued, a pioneer work in the field, & in 1891, he published a Bible dictionary, the profits were used for the Shiloh Church in Yokohama and the Meiji Gakuin. He also took an active part in the translation of the Bible in to Japanese being responsible for about three quarters. ***
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