Item #1487 Japan Tourist Library: Complete Set of 40 Volumes (1934-1942)
Japan Tourist Library: Complete Set of 40 Volumes (1934-1942)
Japan Tourist Library: Complete Set of 40 Volumes (1934-1942)
Japan Tourist Library: Complete Set of 40 Volumes (1934-1942)
Japan Tourist Library: Complete Set of 40 Volumes (1934-1942)
Japan Tourist Library: Complete Set of 40 Volumes (1934-1942)
Japan Tourist Library: Complete Set of 40 Volumes (1934-1942)
Japan Tourist Library: Complete Set of 40 Volumes (1934-1942)
Japan Tourist Library: Complete Set of 40 Volumes (1934-1942)
Japan Tourist Library: Complete Set of 40 Volumes (1934-1942)
Japan Tourist Library: Complete Set of 40 Volumes (1934-1942)
Japan Tourist Library: Complete Set of 40 Volumes (1934-1942)
Japan Tourist Library: Complete Set of 40 Volumes (1934-1942)
Japan Tourist Library: Complete Set of 40 Volumes (1934-1942)
Japan Tourist Library: Complete Set of 40 Volumes (1934-1942)
Japan Tourist Library: Complete Set of 40 Volumes (1934-1942)
Japan Tourist Library: Complete Set of 40 Volumes (1934-1942)
Japan Tourist Library: Complete Set of 40 Volumes (1934-1942)
Japan Tourist Library: Complete Set of 40 Volumes (1934-1942)
Japan Tourist Library: Complete Set of 40 Volumes (1934-1942)
Japan Tourist Library: Complete Set of 40 Volumes (1934-1942)
Japan Tourist Library: Complete Set of 40 Volumes (1934-1942)
Japan Tourist Library: Complete Set of 40 Volumes (1934-1942)
Japan Tourist Library: Complete Set of 40 Volumes (1934-1942)
Japan Tourist Library: Complete Set of 40 Volumes (1934-1942)

Japan Tourist Library: Complete Set of 40 Volumes (1934-1942)

The complete run of 40 volumes of the charming booklets on the history, culture, art and customs of Japan issued serially by the Board of Tourist Industry/Japan Government Railways from 1934-1942. Researched and written by experts in their various fields. Various editions and printings (first, second, third, etc.) were released during those years, and this set comprises a mix of those printings.

Quite nicely printed in single colors of sepia or green inks, or black and white, plus a sprinkling of color images throughout. Most volumes include a color frontispiece. 25 volumes are in their original glassine jackets.

Quite rare as a complete set. Choose "Priority Mail (book or magazine)" at checkout - due to weight and value media mail shipping is not available.

The collection includes:
1. Tea Cult of Japan
2. Japanese Noh Plays
3. Sakura: Japanese Cherry
4. Japanese Gardens
5. Hiroshige and Japanese Landscapes
6. Japanese Drama
7. Japanese Architecture
8. What is Shint ?
9. Castles in Japan
10. Hot Springs in Japan
11. Floral Art of Japan
12. Children's Days in Japan
13. Kimono: Japanese Dress
14. Japanese Food
15. Japanese Music
16. Judo (Jujutsu)
17. Family Life in Japan
18. Scenery of Japan
19. Japanese Education
20. Floral Calendar of Japan
21. Japanese Buddhism
22. Odori (Japanese Dance)
23. Kabuki Drama
24. Japanese Woodblock Prints
25. History of Japan
26. Japanese Folk-Toys
27. Japanese Game of "Go"
28. Japanese Coiffure
29. Japanese Sculpture
30. Japanese Postage Stamps
31. Japan's Ancient Armour
32. Angling in Japan
33. Japanese Proverbs
34. Sumo: Japanese Wrestling
35. Japanese Birds
36. Ainu Life and Legends
37. Japanese Family Crests
38. Japanese Industrial Arts
39. Hand-Made Paper of Japan
40. Japanese National Character
. Item #1487.

Condition: Good, edgewear and creasing, sometimes heavy, to the yapped (overhanging) paper wraps as is common; some soiling, foxing or sun toning to covers and/or pages; a handful of volumes have previous owner's name in pen on first page or title page; a few volumes with underlining in pencil; some chips, tears, holes or creasing to the delicate glassine jackets (when present) as is common; the rarest volume, Hand-Made Paper of Japan (with tipped-in paper samples) has scuffing, browning and foxing to covers, with creasing to the first four pages.

Japanse Culture Book Set
Board of Tourist Industry/Japan Government Railways
5.25" x 7.75" each
40 volumes, approx. 68-140 pages each
Paperback
Tokyo: 1934-1942

Price: $695.00