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Things Japanese    Being    Notes on Various Subjects Connected with Japan    For the use of travellers and others by Basil Hall Chamberlain - Hardcover - Signed - 1927 - from Rooke Books (SKU: 622K14)

Things Japanese Being Notes on Various Subjects Connected with Japan For the use of travellers and others

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Things Japanese Being Notes on Various Subjects Connected with Japan For the use of travellers and others

by Basil Hall Chamberlain

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  • hardcover
  • Signed
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London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner and Co Limited, 1927. Leather. Near Fine. 8.5" by 5.5". None. A beautifully bound copy of this fascinating Japanese travel work, signed by the author and with an excellent folding map to the rear of the work. With binder's stamp of Henry Sotheran to recto of front free endpaper and binder's stamp of Bayntun Bath to the recto of rear endpaper. With publisher's advertisements to the rear of the work. With a dedication from the author to the title page reading: "To Mrs C. B. Stedman with the author's kind regards November 1927" Collated complete with a frontispiece of the author and a large folding map of Japan in provinces to the rear of the work. Basil Hall Chamberlain was a professor of Japanese at Tokyo Imperial University and one of the most prominent nineteenth century Japanologists. Things Japanese, which was first published in 1890 is Chamberlain's most acclaimed work and went through several editions in his lifetime. The work is an informal and one volume encyclopedia which acts as a useful guide to Japanese travel and culture, meant for a Western audience with a colloquial style. A unique copy of an important travel work, with a dedication from the author and bound in a handsome calf binding. In a half calf binding with gilt detail to the spine. Externally in excellent condition with just some very slight rubbing to the extremities. A few marks to the boards and spine. Internally firmly bound. Page bright and clean with just the odd handling marks. Small area of loss to folding map in the centre of the map. Near Fine

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Bookseller
Rooke Books GB (GB)
Bookseller's Inventory #
622K14
Title
Things Japanese Being Notes on Various Subjects Connected with Japan For the use of travellers and others
Author
Basil Hall Chamberlain
Illustrator
None
Format/binding
Leather
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Quantity-available
1
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner and Co Limited
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1927
Keywords
Japan Basil Hall Chamberlain Folding Maps Japanologist Basil Hall Chamberlain Baytun Sotheran
Size
8.5\" by 5.5\"

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fine
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rubbing
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