GOUDAREAU, G. Excursions au Japon. Illustré de 42 dessins de Notor. Paris, Alcide Picard et Kaan, [c. 1889].
Small folio. Original taupe cloth, lettered and ornamented in gilt, all edges gilt; pp. [iv], 310, , frontispiece after a photograph, a few full-page illustrations after photograph, text illustrations by Notor; gold a little oxidized; here and there very a little spotting, a good copy.
First edition of this travelogue of Japan, written by someone who had lived in the country for 15 years.The list of Japanese weights and measures, distances and useful words make this publication - despite the format - a guide book for the country.