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McLeod, N.

Published by Kyoto, Japan 1878 (1878)

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Item Description: Kyoto, Japan 1878, 1878. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. A very curious book intended to show a connection between the lost tribes of Israel and Japan. Oblong, Japanese binding, 11" x 7". There are 51 leaves bound in green, stitched, limp native grass cloth. The initial pages consist of a title page, preface, List of Emperors, and Shinto Faith; the remaining pages each contain one or more copper engraving illustrations. States Second Edition. Very good condition, just light wear and flaking to cloth, pages quite clean with occasional offsetting. Bookplate of the Zion Research Library and auction description tipped in. Bookseller Inventory # 7949

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Epitome of the History of Japan .: MCLEOD, Norman.

MCLEOD, Norman.

Published by 'Printed for the Author at the Rising Sun Office, Nagasaki, and Engraved at Osaka, Japan',, Nagasaki (1879)

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Item Description: 'Printed for the Author at the Rising Sun Office, Nagasaki, and Engraved at Osaka, Japan',, Nagasaki, 1879. Presentation copy of one of the odder contributions to Far Eastern ethnography: a self-published thesis on the origins of the Japanese people among the lost tribes of Israel. The opening of Japan in the later nineteenth century after centuries of isolation encouraged numerous Western attempts to account for the specific features of Japanese race and culture. Among these was a notable desire to explain their origins in familiar terms. 'Residing for several years in Japan, McLeod ventured to offer a full theory on the common ancestry of Japanese and Jews. Like his predecessors, he was astonished to find "many Jewish faces similar to those I saw on the continent", and even the Emperor much resembled, he discovered, "the noble Jewish family of von Epstein". Facial resemblance led to further analogies. Japanese shrines are built of cedar, he remarked, as was the Jewish Temple, and Jews carried the Ark of God as the Japanese do with their mikoshi (portable shrine). McLeod believed the Jews crossed Asia, conquered China, Korea, and later, headed by a Jewish-Korean leader known as Emperor Jimmu, they crossed the sea and took over the Japanese archipelago'. ('Lighter than yellow, but not enough': Western Discourse on the Japanese Race', 1854-1904)', Rotem Kowner in The Historical Journal, 43, 1, 2000.The author, a Scots-born businessman-turned-missionary, self-published this work in Japan, with a first edition of 1878 and several later editions withmodifications. This 1879 edition with 153 pages has its last page printed in differing type and its final sentence left incomplete (the verso is blank) in common with other examples. The plates common to both editions are evidently etched or engraved: a most unusual example of Japanese-printed copper plates at this period. McLeod had also produced a larger collection of plates: Illustrations to the Epitome of the ancient history of Japan: including illustrations to guide book (1877). Small 8vo (137 × 92 mm), pp. [4], 153 plus 15 engraved portraits. Minor waterstain to foremargins of first three plates, lightly browned throughout. Original decorated silk brocade covered wrappers. Spine worn, with silk cords frayed. Inscription to front free endpaper: 'To C.H. Cundall Esq. With the Author's compts. Yokohama 16/6/68'. Bookseller Inventory # 5770

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McLeod, N. (Nicholas)

Published by Kioto (Kiyoto) (1877)

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Item Description: Kioto (Kiyoto), 1877. Book Condition: Poor (covers)/Good (interior). Published in 1877. An illustrated supplement to the 1875 book by the same author. Composed of 51 leaves containing 77 pages with copper engraved illustrations showing 160+ images, cloth boards, cord tied, spine uncovered, large oblong 8vo (6 3/4 x 11 in). The book is composed of 51 leaves (title page plus preface plus 49 leaves with illustrations). Most illustrated leaves are printed front and back. Aside from the preface and the captions to the illustrations, there is no text. ~ Condition. The covers are in Poor condition. The front cover is detached. Both covers have the cloth missing in spots and raveling along the edge. The decoration on the covers is only visible when viewed at an angle and then is only faint. Internally the book is in Good condition. There is waterstaining which is confined primarily to the front and back and the area off the plates in the area of the spine. The plates are basically clean. Because the pages were not separated/protected by tissue guards, image foxing on adjacent pages is prevalent. A few pages have tears but none extend into the image area. There is no listing of illustrations so it is not possible for me to confirm all pages are present. However, I see no evidence that pages have been removed. ~~ More information, to include digital pictures, available on request. Bookseller Inventory # 1877060211

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Item Description: OBSCURE THEORY OF JAPAN & KOREA BEING THE LOST TRIBE OF JEWSNagasaki 1878, Rising Sun Office. Brown brocade cloth, verygood, 165p., 15 copper engraved illustrations, 11 x 14.5 cm.FIRST AND ONLY VERY RARE AND SMALL EDITION EARLY WRITER ON JEWS IN CHINA, COREA AND EAST ASIA:The author wrote several titles concerning the Jews andtheir relationship to East Asian & Southeast Asian peoples.Inquire with us for other titles in this genre.This work very similar in content to the alternate titlefrom 1878 which has a 12 more pages that are not found inthis edition. The illustrations remain the same, the one andonly difference being the 12 pages, size remains identical,but this edition has the cover title, the other not. TheGUIDE BOOK section is also not found in this edition.*BINDING:The book was bound in both green cloth and brown brocadecloth. The green cover has "JAPAN AND THE LOST TRIVES OFISREAL BY N. MCLEOD" gold stamped on the cover, obviouslythis is NOT the title of the book though wrongly soimprinted. The title page of both copies are identical asare the contents. The size varies, but only in the amount ofor lack of margin area.*ILLUSTRATIONS:The book was illustrated with copper etchings, a veryunusual and rare technique of the time.*DEDICATION:Dedicated to the Rev. William Mackenzie. The author spentmuch time in researching & observing the Japanese toprovide a description of their early origins from the Jewishpeople. Covering the Jewish race or Samurai of JimuTenno, with proofs of their identity with lost Israel andShinto faith. Final battle of Gog & Magog. Sagainsurrection, Japanese code of morals for women,Christianity, pedigree of the Princes of the Jin Dia orJewish Race. Jin Dai or ancient characters of Nineveh andBabylon. Sanjo or, no Jinji or sacred emblems of foreignrule. Grave of the Emperors, Princes, Daimyos & Samurai.With an Abridged Guide book of Japan.***THE AUTHOR'S IDEA OF RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN JEWS, COREANS,JAPANESE, MALAYANS, FORMOSANS &c:An extremely unusual work, covering what the author felt wasthe deep background of the Japanese & Coreans as coming fromthe ancient Jews. The writer has supported his theory withsubstantial research work and lucid logic! But got strangeresults !.How Ainu's and Malay are diminutive race of Jews. FormosanWar, agriculture and minerals, et al.It was his firm belief, the he had discovered part of theTen Lost Tribes of Israel in Koreans and the Japanese."atintervals resuming business to provide the needful for thispurpose."***AUTHOR'S BACKGROUND:Mr. N. McLeod was a Scotsman who went to Japan in the1870's as a bookkeeper at the Scottish hong of FindlayRichardson & Co., Ltd. They went bankrupt then the authorstarted a business of his own in Kobe & Osaka, living in theOsaka Foreign Concession. He became a missionary andabandoned his commercial enterprise for "travel andresearches."*LIFE AS A MISSIONARY IN JAPAN:He became a preacher and pamphleteer, sparing neither hisbody, his purse, nor his mind, in the presentation of"proof" that the Koreans were descended from Japhet and theJapanese from the last king of Isreal. To that end he spenthis entire savings on research and the publication ofseveral books on these subjects.*FASCINATING BOOK:His books reflect in some cases a single sentences of 606words, unorthodox spelling and queer punctuation, withstrange notions of English grammar. Some works also containan autobiographical account of the trials and tribulationswhich beset him in the pursuit of a literary career, anddeclarations of his own faith and beliefs in his bizarretheory.*In one of his works, he declared:".this present editionwhich is only a small one, may meet with as good and ready asale as it predecessors."*The book is fascinating, with hardly a dull page, the losttribes of Israel keep turning up in the most unexpectedplaces. This title has been described as McLeod's "MAGNUMOPUS by Williams [see below for citation].*All titles by McLeod are quite scared and now rare. The havebee. Bookseller Inventory # 90058801

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Item Description: OBSCURE THEORY OF JAPAN & KOREA BEING THE LOST TRIBE OF JEWSNagasaki 1879, Rising Sun. Geen limp cloth, 10.5 x 14.5 cm.,gold-stamped cover title:JAPAN AND THE LOST TRIBES OF ISRAELBY N. MCLEOD, 15 copper-etched illustrations, bit of minorwear to corners, else solid. FIRST AND ONLY RARE EDITIONEARLY WRITER ON JEWS IN CHINA, COREA AND EAST ASIA:The author wrote several titles concerning the Jews andtheir relationship to East Asian & Southeast Asian peoples.Inquire with us for other titles in this genre.This work very similar in content to the alternate titlefrom 1878 which has a 12 more pages that are not found inthis edition. The illustrations remain the same, the one andonly difference being the 12 pages, size remains identical,but this edition has the cover title, the other not. TheGUIDE BOOK section is also not found in this edition.*BINDING:The book was bound in both green cloth and brown brocadecloth. The green cover has "JAPAN AND THE LOST TRIVES OFISREAL BY N. MCLEOD" gold stamped on the cover, obviouslythis is NOT the title of the book though wrongly soimprinted. The title page of both copies are identical asare the contents. The size varies, but only in the amount ofor lack of margin area.*ILLUSTRATIONS:The book was illustrated with copper etchings, a veryunusual and rare technique of the time.*DEDICATION:Dedicated to the Rev. William Mackenzie. The author spentmuch time in researching & observing the Japanese toprovide a description of their early origins from the Jewishpeople. Covering the Jewish race or Samurai of JimuTenno, with proofs of their identity with lost Israel andShinto faith. Final battle of Gog & Magog. Sagainsurrection, Japanese code of morals for women,Christianity, pedigree of the Princes of the Jin Dia orJewish Race. Jin Dai or ancient characters of Nineveh andBabylon. Sanjo or, no Jinji or sacred emblems of foreignrule. Grave of the Emperors, Princes, Daimyos & Samurai.With an Abridged Guide book of Japan.***THE AUTHOR'S IDEA OF RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN JEWS, COREANS,JAPANESE, MALAYANS, FORMOSANS &c:An extremely unusual work, covering what the author felt wasthe deep background of the Japanese & Coreans as coming fromthe ancient Jews. The writer has supported his theory withsubstantial research work and lucid logic! But got strangeresults !.How Ainu's and Malay are diminutive race of Jews. FormosanWar, agriculture and minerals, et al.It was his firm belief, the he had discovered part of theTen Lost Tribes of Israel in Koreans and the Japanese."atintervals resuming business to provide the needful for thispurpose."***AUTHOR'S BACKGROUND:Mr. N. McLeod was a Scotsman who went to Japan in the1870's as a bookkeeper at the Scottish hong of FindlayRichardson & Co., Ltd. They went bankrupt then the authorstarted a business of his own in Kobe & Osaka, living in theOsaka Foreign Concession. He became a missionary andabandoned his commercial enterprise for "travel andresearches."*LIFE AS A MISSIONARY IN JAPAN:He became a preacher and pamphleteer, sparing neither hisbody, his purse, nor his mind, in the presentation of"proof" that the Koreans were descended from Japhet and theJapanese from the last king of Isreal. To that end he spenthis entire savings on research and the publication ofseveral books on these subjects.*FASCINATING BOOK:His books reflect in some cases a single sentences of 606words, unorthodox spelling and queer punctuation, withstrange notions of English grammar. Some works also containan autobiographical account of the trials and tribulationswhich beset him in the pursuit of a literary career, anddeclarations of his own faith and beliefs in his bizarretheory.*In one of his works, he declared:".this present editionwhich is only a small one, may meet with as good and ready asale as it predecessors."*The book is fascinating, with hardly a dull page, the losttribes of Israel keep turning up in the most unexpectedplaces. This title has been described as McLeod's "MAGNUMOPUS by Williams [see below for ci. Bookseller Inventory # 90058802

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Item Description: EARLY ORIGINS OF THE JAPAPANESE FOUND IN KOREANS & JEWS Kiyoto 1878, n.p. Green stitched limp cloth, very good, 27 x17 cm., ca. 28 x 7.5 cm., 165 copper etchings, minor wear toextremeties, 2nd edition, English text. EXTREMELY RAREThe author spent much time in researching & observing theJapanese to provide a description of their early originsfrom the Jewish people. Covering the Jewish race orSamurai of Jimu Tenno, with proofs of their identity withlost Israel and Shinto faith. Final battle of Gog & Magog.Saga insurrection, Japanese code of morals for women,Christianity, pedigree of the Princes of the Jin Dia orJewish Race. Jin Dai or ancient characters of Nineveh andBabylon. Sanjo or, no Jinji or sacred emblems of foreignrule. Grave of the Emperors, Princes, Daimyos & Samurai.With an Abridged Guide book of Japan.*An extremely unusual work, covering what the author felt wasthe deep background of the Japanese & Coreans as coming fromthe ancient Jews. The writer has supported his theory withsubstantial research work and lucid logic! But got strangeresults !*Mr. N. McLeod was a Scotsman who went to Japan in the1870's as a bookkeeper at the Scottish hong of FindlayRichardson & Co., Ltd. They went bankrupt then the authorstarted a business of his own in Kobe & Osaka, living in theOsaka Foreign Concession. He became a missionary andabandoned his commercial enterprise for "travel andresearches."*It was his stern belief, the he had discovered part of theTen Lost Tribes of Israel in Koreans and the Japanese."atintervals resuming business to provide the needful for thispurpose."*He became a preacher and pamphleteer, sparing neither hisbody, his purse, nor his mind, in the presentation of"proof" that the Koreans were descended from Japhet and theJapanese from the last king of Isreal. To that end he spenthis entire savings on research and the publication ofseveral books on these subjects.*His books reflect in some cases a single sentences of 606words, unorthodox spelling and queer punctuation, withstrange notions of English grammar. Some works also containan autobiographical account of the trials and tribulationswhich beset him in the pursuit of a literary career, anddeclarations of his own faith and beliefs in his bizarretheory.*In one of his works, he declared:".this present editionwhich is only a small one, may meet with as good and ready asale as it predecessors."*Also contains a copious LIT OF EMPERORS AND THEIRANCESTORS, INDLUDING GUIDE TO THEIR GRAVES from 730 B.C toA.D. 1867. Essays on Shinto, origins, faith, ancestor and orhero worship, sun worship. Profusely illustrated. includinghis proof of Jewish blood and customs absorbed by Japanese,Ainu, Koreans, festivals, wrestlers, march of Israelites toJapan found in ancient Japanese pictures, et al.*The book is fascinating, with hardly a dull page, the losttribes of Israel keep turning up in the most unexpectedplaces. This title has been described as McLeod's "MAGNUMOPUS by Williams [see below for citation].*This book was issued in at least two colors of stitched limpbrown or pale green cloth, contents are identical, but thesize varies, but only in the amount of or lack of marginarea. A lovely work, all copper-etched printing technique,which was quite rare for the time.*All titles by McLeod are quite scared and now rare. The havebeen printed in a small number and are not common nor oftenfound on the market for sale.*BIBLIOGRAPHY:*H.S. Williams: FOREIGNERS IN MIKADO LAND. Parts of the abovehave been freely quoted & summarized from pages 168-177 ofthis title.*Nipponalia, I 2488*Yokohama Archives of History: THE PAUL C. BLULM COLLECTIONA CATALOGUE OF BOOKS: II 1593*International House Library: UNION CATALOG OF BOOKS ONJAPAN IN WESTERN LANGUAGES, 1968 Ed. by Naomi Fukuda p.274*Cordier, H. BIBLIOTHECA JAPONICA: column 681, for a relatedtitle.*. Bookseller Inventory # 85050402

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Item Description: EARLY ORIGINS OF THE JAPAPANESE FOUND IN KOREANS & JEWS Kiyoto 1878, n.p. Brown limp cloth, very good, ca.28 x 7.5cm165 copper etchings, English text, minor wear to extremeties2nd edition. EXTREMELY RAREThe author spent much time in researching & observing theJapanese to provide a description of their early originsfrom the Jewish people. Covering the Jewish race orSamurai of Jimu Tenno, with proofs of their identity withlost Israel and Shinto faith. Final battle of Gog & Magog.Saga insurrection, Japanese code of morals for women,Christianity, pedigree of the Princes of the Jin Dia orJewish Race. Jin Dai or ancient characters of Nineveh andBabylon. Sanjo or, no Jinji or sacred emblems of foreignrule. Grave of the Emperors, Princes, Daimyos & Samurai.With an Abridged Guide book of Japan.*An extremely unusual work, covering what the author felt wasthe deep background of the Japanese & Coreans as coming fromthe ancient Jews. The writer has supported his theory withsubstantial research work and lucid logic! But got strangeresults !*Mr. N. McLeod was a Scotsman who went to Japan in the1870's as a bookkeeper at the Scottish hong of FindlayRichardson & Co., Ltd. They went bankrupt then the authorstarted a business of his own in Kobe & Osaka, living in theOsaka Foreign Concession. He became a missionary andabandoned his commercial enterprise for "travel andresearches."*It was his stern belief, the he had discovered part of theTen Lost Tribes of Israel in Koreans and the Japanese."atintervals resuming business to provide the needful for thispurpose."*He became a preacher and pamphleteer, sparing neither hisbody, his purse, nor his mind, in the presentation of"proof" that the Koreans were descended from Japhet and theJapanese from the last king of Isreal. To that end he spenthis entire savings on research and the publication ofseveral books on these subjects.*His books reflect in some cases a single sentences of 606words, unorthodox spelling and queer punctuation, withstrange notions of English grammar. Some works also containan autobiographical account of the trials and tribulationswhich beset him in the pursuit of a literary career, anddeclarations of his own faith and beliefs in his bizarretheory.*In one of his works, he declared:".this present editionwhich is only a small one, may meet with as good and ready asale as it predecessors."*Also contains a copious LIT OF EMPERORS AND THEIRANCESTORS, INDLUDING GUIDE TO THEIR GRAVES from 730 B.C toA.D. 1867. Essays on Shinto, origins, faith, ancestor and orhero worship, sun worship. Profusely illustrated. includinghis proof of Jewish blood and customs absorbed by Japanese,Ainu, Koreans, festivals, wrestlers, march of Israelites toJapan found in ancient Japanese pictures, et al.*The book is fascinating, with hardly a dull page, the losttribes of Israel keep turning up in the most unexpectedplaces. This title has been described as McLeod's "MAGNUMOPUS by Williams [see below for citation].*This book was issued in at least two colors of stitched limpbrown or pale green cloth, contents are identical, but thesize varies, but only in the amount of or lack of marginarea. A lovely work, all copper-etched printing technique,which was quite rare for the time.*All titles by McLeod are quite scared and now rare. The havebeen printed in a small number and are not common nor oftenfound on the market for sale.*BIBLIOGRAPHY:*H.S. Williams: FOREIGNERS IN MIKADO LAND. Parts of the abovehave been freely quoted & summarized from pages 168-177 ofthis title.*Nipponalia, I 2488*Yokohama Archives of History: THE PAUL C. BLULM COLLECTIONA CATALOGUE OF BOOKS: II 1593*International House Library: UNION CATALOG OF BOOKS ONJAPAN IN WESTERN LANGUAGES, 1968 Ed. by Naomi Fukuda p.274*Cordier, H. BIBLIOTHECA JAPONICA: column 681, for a relatedtitle.*. Bookseller Inventory # 85050401

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