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Rare Vintage Japanese School Primer Circa 1920's
This amazing genuine old Boys School Primer is completely INTACT and contains 80 pages plus covers. There are some minor rips and bits but it is in remarkably good overall condition really. Measures 8 3/8" x 6''. The Primer features military planes and Imperial Troops among other topics of interest, and was made to teach the reading of KATAKANA...this was, I believe, a phonetic system specifically designed for writing foreign names and words . Emperor HIROHITO came to the Japanese Throne in 1926...a period named as The "SHOWA" Reign. At this time Japan was embarking on its path of military intervention culminating in the invasion of China in 1930 and the lead up to World War Two. A rare and rather delightful item of history & times past.
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Bernard Molloy, Auckland, New Zealand
At Molloy's MEGA ANTIQUES CENTRE, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand
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