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THE STORY OF JAPANESE RAW SILK. [Told in Forty-Seven Original Photographs].
Japanese Government Raw Silk Bureau, Tokyo 1947 - Very Good++ album with original color patterned silk covered boards, string tied on the left as issued. Cover edge wear. The album contains forty-seven 4.3" by 6.3" original black & white photographs mounted one to a page on thick boards using corner mounts (photographs removable). Each page numbered and with corresponding numbered figure legend in English. The photographs themselves are Fine though there is some foxing to a few of the mounting boards. Note is made on the title page of a "foreword and explanation". The explanations appear to be the figure legends. There are no remnants or other evidence of missing pages. The 47 photographs trace the story of Japanese silk from "Silkworm Moths hatching and drying their wings" through "Silkworms spinning Cocoons" & "Making a skein [of silk]" finally to "Raw silk being loaded on ship for export". A unique production presented to General Daniel Noce, Chief of the Civil Affairs Division under General MacArthur with his name on the title page. No copies are located in OCLC or Via Libri. The album dates from circa 1947-1948 and likely was given to General Noce for his efforts in promoting Japanese economic development through trade. The story told through images is an important window into the state of Japanese industry and technology in the immediate post-war period. Oblong. 10.6" by 14.2". 47 Numbered Photographs. Rare. General Daniel Noce (1894-1976) was a distinguished Army officer. Between 1946 and 1948, as Chief of the Civil Affairs Division under General MacArthur he was instrumental in the revival of Japanese industry and a promoter of Japanese exports. In a visit to Manila in 1948, he was quoted as emphasizing the importance of Japanese self sufficiency both to lessen the danger of Communist influence and infiltration in Japan and also to relieve some of the economic pressure on the United States which resulted from the occupation and rebuilding of Japan. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: By The Book, LC ABAA-ILAB]
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