Rare First Edition of The Guide to the Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan (1931); Kumamoto-ken
Guide to the Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan (1931); Kumamoto-ken.
Item Number: 86877
Kumamoto: O Aso Kokuritsu Koen Kyokai, 1931.
First edition of this photobook of the Kumamoto Prefecture. Quarto, original velvet bound, copiously illustrated with gravure photo pages with captions and text, occasional mounted gravure photos, all of the Kumamoto Prefecture in the southern-most Japanese island of Kyushu, including its manufacturing, spas, rivers, volcanic Mt. Aso, temples, village life and agriculture. Including panoramic folding plate with two views, and a slightly smaller panoramic foldout. In near fine condition. Rare, with OCLC locating one example at Columbia University.