New York: The Macmillan Company, 1930. First American Edition, 1st Printing. Large octavos; xxix, 555pp; xvi, 566pp; xv, 436pp, Index. Near Fine copies in publisher's blue cloth, spine lettered in gold in tan printed dust jackets (somewhat worn with some darkening and extremity wear; jacket on Volume Three is printed 'Volume Two'). Item #20486
'This three-volume collection brings together writings on the economic aspects of Japan's history. Covering the period from the 1600s until the 1920s, this work offers the reader, not only an economic history of the Japanese, but also a social and political history.' (WorldCat) Takekoshi was a Japanese historian and politician, member of the Diet and Privy councillor. He was a graduate of Kei gijuku. He was a committed advocate of Japanese expansion in the South Seas, rather than China. Among his works published in English are... a monumental Economic Aspects of the Civilization of Japan, which includes a wealth of quantitative data from pre-modern sources. (Infogalactic).