Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

南加州日本人史 Minami Kashu Nihonjinshi (Southern California Japanese History) (vol.1)

ロサンジェルス (Los Angeles): 南加日系人商業会議所 (Nankanikkeijin Shogyo Kaigisho), 1956. First edition. Hardcover. Quarto. 43pp. 8pp. [2] 370pp. [1]. Housed in the original cardboard slipcase with maroon lettering on the spine. orange buckram boards with maroon lettering on the spine. This Japanese language work is an important chronicle of the early history of Japanese Americans in Southern California, primarily covering the period from 1885-1918. The work was published by the Southern California Japanese Chamber of Commerce, and was drawn from various local Japanese language press sources during the period. Includes a section of numerous insightful b/w photographic reproductions illustrating this history, and . Table of contents and list of images at the front. The work was compiled by Saigusa Jisaburo in 1939, before the outbreak of the Second World War, but was for understandable reasons not published at the time. Although the publisher was located in Los Angeles, the book was printed in Tokyo.

Text throughout entirely in Japanese.

Slipcase badly damaged with cracks, holes and chipping. Binding with some minor rubbing and/or bumping to extremities. A few minor smudges to the covers. Interior with light rippling to a few of the initial pages, starting at the gutter of p2. and minor age toning the the edges of pages in the first section. Book block tight overall. Binding and interior in very good+ condition overall. vg+. Item #51055

Alternate titles: Nan Kashu Nihonjinshi, History of the Japanese in Southern California

Bibliographic reference: A Buried Past, An Annotated Bibliography of the Japanese American Research Project Collection, University of California Press, 1974, #291.

*A second part to the work was published the following year, covering the years from 1919-1955. Although, this volume is complete in itself.

Price: $450.00

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