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Guide to the Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan (1931); Kumamoto-ken. by  Hatsusaburo Yoshida - First Edition - 1931 - from Raptis Rare Books (SKU: 86877)

Guide to the Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan (1931); Kumamoto-ken.

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Guide to the Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan (1931); Kumamoto-ken.

by Yoshida, Hatsusaburo

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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.


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Guide to the Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan (1931); Kumamoto-ken.
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Guide to the Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan (1931); Kumamoto-ken

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Founded by Matthew and Adrienne Raptis, Raptis Rare Books is an antiquarian book firm that specializes in literature, children's books, economics, photo books, signed and inscribed books, and landmark books in all fields. Our business model is simple: we strive to handle books that are in exceptional condition and to provide exceptional customer service. We are proud members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) and exhibit at major book fairs in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Boston, as well as other regional fairs.


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