The Life of Marquis Shigenobu Okuma. A Maker of New Japan. SMIMASA IDDITTI.

The Life of Marquis Shigenobu Okuma. A Maker of New Japan.

Tokyo. The Hokuseido Press. 1940. Stock ID #56172

Black and white illustrations, xiv + 423pp, index, price label laid down one lower leaf, pale foxing first and last leaves and occasional internal leaf, minor damp damage lower edge throughout, lower hinge loosening, pen mark front free endpaper, edges browned, decorative gilt upper cover, gilt lettering spine, covers trifle worn, spine discoloured and bumped at head and tail, still an attractive copy.

Biography of the founder of Waseda University, Marquis Shigenobu Okuma, and published on the occasion of the centenary of his birth. Marquis Shigenobu Okuma was an active member of the party of Restoration and campaigned for the establishment of the Parliamentary system in Japan. Later in his career, in 1887, he became the Minister of Foreign Affairs and began to negotiate the revision of the treaties with the Foreign Powers. Following an assassination attempt, in which he lost a leg, he retired from politics to devote his life to working on the great school which later became Waseda University.

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