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Japan To-Day [Today]: A Souvenir of the Anglo-Japanese Exhibition Held in London, 1910. (A Special Number of the "Japan Financial and Economic Monthly").
Tokyo, The Liberal News Agency, (1910). - Quarto. Pp. (xlvi), ii, iv, 772, (2), (60) advertisements. Plus 9 plates and maps bound-in, some folding, some laid on decorative card, printed in various techniques including lithography and collotype, some coloured, some with semitransparent overlays with printed legend. Plus 2 decorated leaves bound after title-page, each protected with tissue-guard, with 4 finely printed collotype portraits of the Japanese Emperor and Empress and of the King and Queen of Great Britain. Profusely illustrated throughout with numerous photographs. Some plates are foxed due to paper quality. Hardcover, bound Japanese style in the original publisher's full decorated silk over boards, stab sewn; ties broken, upper board detached, silk on spine and corners worn off; old signature to title-page, crease at one corner. In a very good internal condition with the original binding still evoking the original charm. - - First edition. Extremely rare. A Special Number of the "Japan Financial and Economic Monthly". Published by the Methodist Publishing House, Tokyo. The Japan-British Exhibition took place at White City, London from May to October 1910. It was the largest international exposition that the Empire of Japan had participated in to date. Negotiations and preparations took two years. The Japanese display covered 22,550 m2 with additional 20,000 m2 for two large Japanese gardens. There were some 2,271 Japanese exhibitors. Kotaro Mochizuki (1865-1927) M. P., Barrister-at-Law, President of the Liberal News Agency.
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