The Saturday Evening Post Volume 181, No. 2

The Saturday Evening Post Volume 181, No. 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...than the intrinsic value of the purchase; so much for the poor man, so much more for the rich, and somewhere between the two for the man neither rich nor poor. The system was just, highly to be recommended for the impecunious, but death to volume of business or speed in the transaction of it. Nor is the curio dealer the only person who imitates in Japan, it would seem, in lieu of a better national sport. There was a time in the history of Japan--the rage for imitating foreign manners and customs was then at feverheat--when it was seriously argued pro and con whether "April Fool's Day" should be calendared among the Empire's festivities. Nothing, or next to it, escapes the passion. Trade-marks, patent-marks and labels of wellknown foreign goods, established in the marts of the world at the cost of untold thousands in advertising, all fall prey to the voracious appetite of Japanese sharks. Soaps that have made the manufacturer famous in London are put on the Tokyo market with but a letter of the renowned name changed; and pencils that have enjoyed the favor of several generations are subjected to the same heartless treatment. And what holds true of pencils and soaps includes every article of which one can think, from ketchups to whiskies and from whiskies to biscuits. Sometimes the theft is clumsily and humorously perpetrated, as when the well-known label of a certain English beverage was transformed into " Pale Ales & Co." The Nourishing Bath Soap EC ENTLY, in this connection, probably one of the most laughable incidents known to the recorded history of commerce occurred. A Japanese soap-maker, wishing to fool the public by leading them to believe that his brand--he chose to call it the Toilette Bath----was made...show more

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  • Paperback | 784 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 40mm | 1,374g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236891279
  • 9781236891273