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Pictorial Compendium of Japanese Scenery, Art and Industry in the New Century
Nippon Chishi Hensanjo, Tokyo 1903 - Original binding, a little shaken, somewhat soiled/stained, two holes to lower board, small loss to upper board. Little wormholing to title slip. Repairs to hinges on endpapers. Crease to front free endpaper. Occasional stains to contents (mostly to endpapers) otherwise in nice condition. An ambitious pictorial work in which is recorded not only famous architecture and scenery of Japan, from Hokkaido to Okinawa, but also famous Japanese actors, stores, companies, etc. Includes a photo of the Ainu people. Photographs by famous Japanese photographer Kazumasa Ogawa (Kazuma Ogawa). Preface by notable Tokyo-based Irish journalist Captain Frank (Francis) Brinkley. Includes probably one of the earliest photographs of a Japanese theatre group performing a Shakespeare play (Merchant of Venice). Part of the attached text reads `the exhibited figure is cyrock (sic) in the piece merchant by Shakspere transfigured by Kawakami, nobody could play that piece except him`. Text in Japanese and English. Only three copies located in Japan, no matching copies on OCLC. Due to the size and weight of this item, extra shipping charges may be applied. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Kagerou Bunko (ABAJ, ILAB)]
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