[Tokyo]: Asahi Shimbunsha, [1949]. Small folio. Decorated paper boards, with fine decorated endsheets. Profusely illustrated with photographs. Tipped-in slip with woodcut label and chop. Small ink name stamp on preliminary blank, otherwise about fine, in good, somewhat tanned, snagged and frayed pictorial dust jacket (wanting to folding case). Item #WRCLIT70214

First edition. The captions to the photographs, which are reproduced with considerable quality via gravure, are wholly in Japanese, but the prefatory essay and table of contents are rendered in English. A splendid visual record of these islands of tranquility, a significant number of which were photographed prior to WWII and then destroyed in its course.

Price: $275.00