NIHON REKISHI SHASHINCHO. (Historical Photographs of Japan). Tokyo, 1915. 266 pp. B/w photographs throughout, many full page. A few in colour. 21x29 cm. Boards.
Updated printing of a work first published in 1911, showing then-current events in Japan up to, and including 1913. Photographs include a volcanic eruption, funeral of a prince, reception of foreign dignitaries, Japanese officials in western dress, events and scenes following the death of the Meiji emperor, demonstrations, ceremonies, exhibitions and much more besides. A very focussed photographic view of many aspects of life in Japan at the beginning of the Taisho reign. Captions in English. Main text in Japanese. Slightly shaky in binding and some foxing, but generally fine. Rare.
Available, as of: 26/04/2018
Was item 512 in printed List 189.
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