Sights of Old Capital. Aisaburo AKIYAMA.

Sights of Old Capital.

N.p. Japan Tourist Bureau, [1930]. Hardcover. 8vo. Green cloth with gilt lettering and decoration. 149pp. Full-page illustrations, three tipped-in color woodcut prints. Very good. Internal stapling (as issued). Front gilt decoration a tad rubbed; endpapers slightly age toned. Item #47523

Tight and most attractive third edition of this sightseeing guide to Kyoto, entirely in English. The three tipped-in color woodcut plates are bright and spectacular. Interesting provenance: Front flyleaf bears name/address inkstamp of Chicago attorney Louis A. Kohn, a friend of Stevenson's who strongly supported an attempt to place him in the Senate. Kohn no doubt gave this copy to his friend. From the collection of Adlai E. Stevenson III (1930-2021), U.S. Senator from Illinois (1969-81). Rather scarce and a quite unusual copy.

Price: $195.00

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