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SEA-GIRT YEZO : glimpses at missionary work in North Japan by  John Rev Batchelor - First  Edition - 1902 - from Harry E Bagley Books Ltd and Biblio.com

SEA-GIRT YEZO : glimpses at missionary work in North Japan

by Batchelor, John Rev

Condition: Very Good


London: Church Missionary Society, 1902. green,gilt dec. pict. cloth, gilt spine,all edges gilt, beveled edges, vii, 120 p., illustrated, frontis., numerous black & white half tone illustrations from photographs, map, patterned endpapers, an exceptionally bright,tight copy, Rev. John Batchelor was an English missionary who lived in Japan, and known for his work among the Ainu people, and his advocacy for them in Japan. He wrote concerning the Ainu language and culture during some sixty years among them. Once authoritative, and forever a key primary source on Ainu folklore, more recent studies have superseded his linguistic analyses. His ministry in Japan ceased when he left in 1941 due to the Second World War."The word Yezo if probably of Ainu origin...means abounding and game." The name "Yezo" has been changed to Hokkaido, a word of Chinese origin meaning "the northern sea circuit." . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8 Vo.,20 Cm., .
  • Bookseller: Harry E Bagley Books Ltd CA (CA)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 1123499
  • Title: SEA-GIRT YEZO : glimpses at missionary work in North Japan
  • Author: Batchelor, John Rev
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Church Missionary Society
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1902
  • Keywords: Missions -- Japan, Ainu., Japan -- Description and Travel, Japan -- Social life and customs -- 1868-1912, Batchelor, John, Japan,
  • Bookseller catalogs: History; Travel;
  • Subjects: HISTORY / General;
  • Size: 8 Vo.,20 Cm.,


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