Nan'yō Keizai Kenkyūjo.
Tōkyō : Nan'yō Keizai Kenkyūjo, Shōwa 19 .
A booklet in Japanese listing famous Australians and Australian residents, including convicts, explorers, artists, Royal Navy officers, geographers, and naturalists. The figures included are, in order, William Dampier, Sir George Jackson Duckett (who never actually visited Australia but after whom Cape Jackson in New Zealand and Port Jackson in New South Wales were named), James Cook, Johann Reinhold Forster, Baron Augustus Theodore Harman Alt von Hesse-Kassel, Sir George Young, Daniel Carl Solander, John Shortland, Alexander Dalrymple, John Hunter, Arthur Phillip, Jean-Francois de Galaup, comte de Laperouse, Sir Joseph Banks, Sydney Parkinson, Richard Atkins, and Thomas Fyshe Palmer. The sixteen figures’ names are accompanied by dates of birth and death and a biography (very short in some cases, very long in others). The series to which the booklet belongs, ‘Nan'yō Shiryō’, was published by a government research branch that studied the economics of countries in the ‘Southern Seas’. The subtitle of the text reads ‘dai issatsu’ [‘first volume’], but no later booklets under the same title have been located in library databases.
Original staple-bound wrappers, small chips to spine. Rust stain and small hole to staple-binding. Small section of lower outer corner of upper wrapper cut off. A few small marks to text, and a few light creases. Very good. 1 v. Number 468 of the Nan'yō Shiryō (Study of South Seas Economics) series. 2, 26 p. 20.9 x 14.8 cm. Text in Japanese.