Appended Edition,
Epitome of the Ancient History of Japan


McLeod, N:
Appended Edition, Epitome of the Ancient History of Japan, With Illustrations of the Principal Historical Personages, taken from Ancient Pictures, Dedicated to the Rev. William Mackenzie, printed for the author at the Rising Sun Office, Nagasaki and Engraved at Osaka, Japan, 1879, flexible dark gray covers, gilt lettering ("Japan") on the front cover, small 18mo (4 x 5 1/2 in - 10.5 x 13.7 mm), 15 copper plate engravings, 153 pages.

The last page (153) ends in an incomplete sentence:

The grave of the father of Jin mu Tenno is situated in the ancient province of Henga, it is within an...
While the back of the last page is blank, the following is written in ink: "immense cave. Finis."

The "Lewchewan" (Ryukyuans) are discussed from pages 22 to 25.

This book is recorded in the World Catalogue as 153 pages and it appears the last page was not actually printed.

Title Page

"Index" (Table of Contents)

15 Copper Engraved Plates

Jimmu Tenno

Empress - Ancient Mode of Wearing Hair

Empress - Present Mode of Wearing Hair


Gingo Kogo




Heki Shigimori




Tyko Sama


Hitotsubashi - Last Shogum


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