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60 Selected Pictures of the Mikado's Empire [Coloured by Hand]: "Fine Souvenir for Visit to Japan"

Tokyo, Japan publisher unstated, presumed printed in Japan , 1902. Hardcover First Edition [1902], unstated. Very Good: light rubbing to extremities; cloth 'binding' at head and heel of spine is broken at front, causing loosening, but string is strong and intact); all tinted photographic images are in excellent condition. A beautiful and rare Japanese item. Oblong 8vo. 60 fine photogravure images, 100x145mm, on 59 leaves, 150x220mm (one plate has two images), all coloured by hand, tied into publisher's boards covered in colour-patterned cotton cloth with applied paper label title as above. 60 pages (printed one side only). No text except for the English language caption below each picture. Pastedown title at front board. Decorative cloth over boards. Pages attached to boards by a tied string. Dated (as before 1912) by the 38th picture which refers to the enthronement of the "present" emperor in 1868 (Emperor Mutsuhito,actually enthroned in 1867, who died in 1912. Have seen these volumes dated at 1901-2 but don't know the basis for that. First Edition [1902], unstated. Hardcover: No DJ, as issued.


A Nation of Trees: Australian Rites.

By Rosemary Millington.

London, UK Reader’s Union, 1964. Hardcover Book-Club Edition [1964]. Very Near Fine in Very Good+ DJ: The Book shows couple of tiny, faint, and superficial scratches at top edge of page block; else flawless; the binding is square and secure; text is clean. The Dustwrapper shows some mild rubbing and very faint soiling; unclipped; mylar-protected. Clean, sturdy, and quite presentable. Nicely bound for a book-club edition. NOT a Remainder. A British Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 8vo. 224pp. Book-Club Edition [1964]. Copyright is 1963. Hardback with DJ.


The Gateway to the Sahara: Observations and Experiences in Tripoli.

By Charles Wellington Furlong.

New York Charles Scribner's Sons, 1909. Hardcover First Ed, so stated. First Ed, so stated. Very Good: light wear to extremities; front hinge just starting, but remains secure; mild rubbing and faint soiling; backstrip very slightly sunned, though titles thereon remain bright and clearly legible; binding square and secure; text clean. Overall, remains a handsome copy. 8vo. xxvi +306 pp. including index. Blue cloth over boards with bright gilt titling on front and spine. Decorative embossed seal stamped into front panel. Color frontispiece with tissue intact. 35 black & white plates with several maps. Deckle fore-edge. Top edge gilt. Hardcover: Lacks DJ.


Sudamerika: Bei dem Kopfjagern.

By Jiri Hanzelka and Miroslav Zikmund.

Berlin, Germany Volk und Welt, 1959. Hardcover First Ed, so stated. First Ed, so stated. Very Good in Good DJ: Book shows indications of light use; light wear to extremities; slight spine lean. Binding remains quite secure; text clean. DJ shows fairly heavy wear; some loss to chipping and rubbing at extremities; moderate soiling; unclipped; mylar-protected. Overall, remains a clean, sturdy copy. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 8vo. 288pp. Auf Deutsch. German text. Fold-out map at rear endpapers. Decorated endpapers. Profusely illustrated in sepia tones with photographs and drawings.


The Villa of the Mysteries in Pompei.

By Vittorio Macchioro.

Naples, Italy Richter & Company. Paperback Very Good: shows light wear to extremities; mild rubbing and faint soiling; former owner's name and note at front endpaper; title neatly written in pen at backstrip; binding square and secure; text clean. No longer 'As New', but remains quite presentable. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 12mo. 27pp. Panoramic black & white folding reproduction of the frescoes of the Orphic Liturgy at Pompei at rear. English edition. Illustrated with ground plan and line drawings in text plus colour frontispiece. Hardback: Lovely decorated Wrapper pasted onto boards.