Saiki, Sensui [text by].
Tōkyō : Keibunkan, Taishō 4 .
The opening of Japan to trade brought an influx of Western books and a Renaissance-like discovery of the works of classical Greek and Roman philosophers to Japan. This book, more of a biography than a translation of Socrates's oeuvre, was produced by Saiki Sensui (1880-?), a music enthusiast who also authored works on Kant, logistics, Chinese philosophy, the Indian philosopher Kabīr and poet Rabindranath Tagore, and other topics. The text includes three pages of illustrations featuring Socrates's bust, a statue of his corpse, and a scene (presumably lifted from a Western publication) of the famous philosopher preparing to drink poison.
One volume, complete. Original wrappers, lightly discoloured, extremities chipped, small loss to spine foot. Corners of several leaves miscut. Tears and small marginal losses to pages 153-156. Occasional light internal marks. Sticker removal to lower free endpaper. Colophon affixed to lower free endpaper.  p. of illustrations, 4, 6, 12, 231, 3 p. 22.4 x 15.2 cm.