Title: Primary School Reading Book, Regular School Series, Vol 4 (師範學校輯 小學讀本)
Publication Year: Meiji 7 (1874)
Description: This is a science focused reading book for primary school students, with many illustrations depicting astronomical figures.
It was printed during the Meiji era, a period marked by Japan's rapid modernization as it joined the world stage after centuries of near total isolation. Many of the illustrations in books from this era feature Japanese people in western style clothing, which was a significant change compared to the previous Edo period.
Condition: Good, pages and cover crisp. Loose binding but pages secure.
Care Instructions: Japanese books are read right to left (instead of left to right) and are bound on the right side, contrary to those in Western languages. The pages may be double layered, and care must be taken to ensure that they do not separate when flipping through. The book must be stored in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight and out of reach of bugs.
A Certificate of Authenticity accompanies this item.