Item No: #362534 [A Guide to Going to America] Beikoko toko annai. Eitaro Iijima.
[A Guide to Going to America] Beikoko toko annai
[A Guide to Going to America] Beikoko toko annai
[A Guide to Going to America] Beikoko toko annai
[A Guide to Going to America] Beikoko toko annai

Guide to America by the Founder of Rafu Shimpo(?)

[A Guide to Going to America] Beikoko toko annai

Notes: "A guide to America which provides general information as well as specific facts on the American educational system, matriculation requirements, and curricula, especially of colleges and universities. The appendix consists of a list of selected American colleges and universities."—A Buried Past, 113.

The author may be Rippo Eitaro Iijima, a 1904 Master's graduate of the University of Southern California, who co-founded Rafu Shimpo, the Los Angeles Japanese Daily News, the largest Japanese American newspaper. A USC student named Iijima definitely started the newspaper with two other students in April 1903. He first name is variously given as Rippo or Eitaro, depending on the source. The 1904 Circular of Information for USC gives his name as Rippo Eitaro Iijima.

The book includes a one-page introduction in English; a fold-out outline map of the United States showing state borders, eight halftone plates of universities, and nine pages of publisher's ads.

[10], 3, [1], [8 plates], 2, 6, 320, [2], 28, [10] pages.

OCLC: 45113552 (Berkeley, UCLA, U of Washington); 672477861 (National Diet Library)

Edition + Condition: Fourth printing (1903). A very good copy in dark blue wrappers.

Publication: Tokyo: Hakubunkan, 1903 (Meiji 36).

Item No: #362534

Price: $1,250