~~ Book 1887070819a ~~
The Second Reader of the School and Family Series
Printed by K. Harada, Osaka, 1887
Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. No markings, stains or foxing. There is a tear at the bottom left corner of the last text pages (page 153-4) but otherwise no other tears, chips or damage. The paper is aged but is supple and not brittle.
The Second Reader of the School and Family Series, Osaka, K. Harada, Meiji 20 (1887), 16mo (4 3/4 x 7 1/4 in - 12.1 x 18.3 cm), entirely in English except for a Japanese language colophon, printed paper covered cardboard boards, original red linen tape type spine covering, text printed using metal type, numerous black and white woodcut illustrations, 154 pp. This is a reprint of the book published by Harper & Brothers ca 1860. It is the third book of the "Harper's Series, School & Family Readers" and that is so stated on the front cover. The title page and front cover both state "K. Harada - Osaka" whereas "Harper Brothers" is found on the books published in the United States. Other than this, the Japanese language colophon and a different back cover, the book is a facsimile of the ca 1860 book published by Harper Brothers in New York.
The table of contents lists "Colors and their Combinations" at page 155. That page is not present in this book and apparently was deleted by Harper & Brothers in later printings of this book.
A digital copy of the 1860 Harper & Brothers book can be found here.