New York. Weatherhill. 1972. First edition. Stock ID #159552
xvi + 359pp, index, appendices, signature of Japanese historian Dr. Richard Mason on front free endpaper, edges a trifle worn, small name front free endpaepr, good hardback copy. A comprehensive and most useful reference for anyone reading Japanese texts. This book is presented "in two parts to provide both the readings of names written in characters and the characters for known names. The 36,000-odd names covered by each of the two parts are made up as follows: 13,500 surnames; 11,000 personal names; 6,800 literary, historical, and artistic names; 4,400 place names; and 300 Japanese era names (nengo)." Publisher's description. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 159552).
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