919.

YAMAGUCHI, H.S.K.

We Japanese.

Miyanoshita, Yamaguchi, 1934-1937

2 vol., printed on double ff.

Four-hole binding, floral decorated Goldbrokat silk wrappers with title slips, cloth over cardboard slipcases with title slips and bone clasps (slipcase vol. I sl. used & discol.). Very good copies.

Rare first edition of both parts of "We Japanese", a collection of answers to questions that H.S.K. Yamaguchi has answered for western tourists over 28 years as manager at the Fujiya Hotel at Miyanoshita. Each vol. with hundreds of b/w ill. in-text. 1. We Japanese, being descriptions of many of the customs, manners, ceremonies, festivals, arts and crafts of the Japanese besides numerous other subjects (ed. by Fr. de Garis). December 1934. 200 pp. - 2. We Japanese, vol. II. Being descriptions of the characteristics, history, legendry, tradition, drama, image shrines, temples, customs, manners besides numerous other subjects. June 1937. 207 pp.
Prov. Aut. s. dedication to A.E. Fellows, January 1935 (flyleaf vol. I). - Aut. s. dedic. to Lt. Col. C.J. Wood, 25 April 1939 with sm. photo stamp of the author (flyleaf vol. II). Larger photogr. card of the author loosely added.


Hammer price: € 120

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