A 19th Century Illustrated Book: Commentaries on Health
ca. late nineteenth century
6 3/4" x 4 3/4", 17 cm x 12 cm
24 pages, 7 illustrations
This slight, hand bound book was printed during the early part of the Meiji era (1868-1912) and it is a book on advice for healthy living, or health habits.
The bulk of the book is mainly the written word, but there are seven charming and buffoonish illustrations, each one illustrating the text in a lively and entertaining manner.
Because of its age, the book is bored-through with worm holes, but that is not surprising for an old, hand made paper book.