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Title Kelly & Walsh’s Handbook of the Japanese Language (for the use of tourists and residents).
Publisher Yokohama Kelly & Walsh
Date n.d.
Book ID 37977
First Edition  


Original red limp cloth, ‘pocket’ sized (9 x 12 cm) xvii+286 pp Poor copy. Unfortunately lacking title page, pp. 3-10, pp.287-297. Cloth a little marked and contents loose. But still a delight to dip into the language of a by-gone age. Kelly & Walsh, probably the best known Far East publisher on all subjects ‘oriental’ intended for a Western public. Their language books, particularly phrase-books, were very popular. Founded in Shanghai in 1876 and most active from the 1880s until the 1930s, Kelly & Walsh also had branches in Yokohama, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Singapore.
Price: £5.00