Nichi-Bei Jiji j shoroku. [Japanese American Directory]. 1952.
[Japanese American / California].

Nichi-Bei Jiji j shoroku. [Japanese American Directory]. 1952.

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San Francisco: The Nichi Bei Times, Inc., 1952. 9 x 6-1/4 inches. [8, ads],[8, index],571,[3]pp. Blue and white wrappers. B&w illustrations. Text in English and Japanese. Ex-library (from a private library, of the family name Izutsu), with two library labels to spine and a rough patch to the inside cover where a label was removed. Foxing and light staining to rear wrapper and text block; rubbing and short splits to joints; light foxing to interior, most notably to beginning and end leaves; light age-toning to leaves. Good.

An uncommon post-war directory of Japanese Americans and their businesses, primarily those located in California, but with approximately 150 pages devoted to those in other U.S. states. Also includes numerous advertisements, mostly for California-based businesses.

Institutional holdings are scarce for all Nichi Bei Times directories, and OCLC locates only two holdings for this year's directory, at the University of Washington and the Library of Congress.


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