An Official Guide to Eastern Asia. Trans-Continental Connections between Europe …
An Official Guide to Eastern Asia. Trans-Continental Connections between Europe …

IMPERIAL JAPANESE GOVERNMENT RAILWAYS. An Official Guide to Eastern Asia. Trans-Continental Connections between Europe and Asia. Vol IV - China.

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IMPERIAL JAPANESE GOVERNMENT RAILWAYS. An Official Guide to Eastern Asia. Trans-Continental Connections between Europe and Asia. Vol IV - China. Tokyo, Imperial Japanese Government Railways, 1915.

Small 8vo. Original brick-red cloth, lettered in gilt, map endpapers; pp. [ii], xviii, cxxiv, 414, [2], plates in photogravure, illustrations in the text after photographs, folding maps in up to four colours, colour-printed frontispiece with captioned tissue guard, very large China map on onion skin papers in rear pocket (a little loss along folds, with repairs); very light marking to cloth, maps on slightly darkened paper, rear endpapers with slight marginal insect damage; still a good, complete copy of a great rarity.
The Imperial Japanese Government Railways published altoghether five volumes from 1913 to 1917. This particular volume covering China in depth seems to be among the rarer volumes. It deals with the history, civilization, ethnography, languages, the arts, as well as with the 'hard facts' for the potential visitor, i.e. communications, transport, accomodation, and the economic infrastructure.

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