Tokyo, Japan: The Imperial Japanese Government Railways, 1913-1914. First Editions. 10mos., 2 volumes; G+; bound in publisher's burgundy cloth, gilt lettering; top edges of text blocks gilt; mild rubbing and fraying, including creases to spine, wear to head and tail of spine; volume 1 illustrated with 17 color folding maps, numerous black and white plates, a folding map in rear pastedown pocket, and maps pasted to endpapers; volume 2 illustrated with a color reproduction of woodcut by Shimbi Shoin, 15 color maps (including 10 folding), black and white plates, and maps pasted to endpapers; volume one leaf 207/208 and accompanying map loose but present, gutter visible; volume 2 title page through vi loose but present; small bookseller sticker to front pastedown of volume 1; with ownership name on title pages of Gertrude Emerson; shelved case 9.
Boston: Little, Brown and Co, 1899. First Edition. Octavo, 241 pages; VG-/G; Tan spine with black lettering; Jacket has several small tears and light chipping at the corners and the spine edges, Jacket spine is age toned; Boards are straight with some minor wear along the edges and the spine; Binding is sturdy; Gilt top edge of text block has a few small scratches; Deckle cut pages are somewhat age toned at the edges, but free of markings to the interior, small stains from tape on end papers; scarce in dust jacket; shelved case 9.
Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1901. First Edition. Octavo, 305 pages; VG/VG; in illustrated bright green hardcovers with faded green DJ in brodart; spine discolored with brown letters and minor shelf wear on edges; binding strong; deckle edges; contains 6 plates of illustrations on glossy paper including frontispiece; contains series of stories, folklore (Buddhist names of plants and animals), and other studies (in a Japanese hospital); YF Consignment; shelved case 9.
[Toyko]: Hokuseido, 1952. Early Editions. Octavos, 4 volumes; VG/Fair; in original beige dust jackets depicting scenes, black lettering; dust jackets in varying condition, all protected in mylar, volume 1 lacking spine, numerous tears and chips, volume 2 and 3 with mild chipping, primarily to heads and tails of spines, corners, volume 4 lacking head of spine, some chipping; browning to pages, as usual; Text is primarily in English and Japanese; Volumes I and III have colored frontispieces; AM consignment; shelved above espionage.
Boston and Tokyo: J. B. Millet, 1901. Large Octavos, 12 volumes; VG; bound in publisher's 1/4 white paper imitation vellum, handmade brown paper boards; green, brown, and gilt lettering and decoration to spine; top edges of text blocks gilt; some mild rubbing and wear to boards and spines; glue-stains to front pastedowns from removed bookplates; partial set, lacking the remaining 9 volumes on the Philippines, Burma, Afganistan, India, Persia, Turkey, and Russia; shelved above England.
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1857. Early Reprint. Octavo, 624 pages; G; bound in 3/4 brown leather, marbled boards, spine paneled with burgundy label and gilt lettering; some repair to tail end of front hinge; moderate rubbing and wear to binding; marbled text block and endpapers; sticker to front pastedown; some water-staining along edges of text block; with 9 folding maps; numerous full-page tinted lithographs and in-text woodcuts; lacking the suppressed "Public Bath at Simoda" plate at p. 408; shelved case 9.
Boston: Lee & Shepard, 1884. First Edition. Octavo, xiii, 304 pages; G; bound in publisher's pictorial boards, black lettering to spine; moderate wear and rubbing to boards, including some chipping and fraying; One hundred and eighty illustrations by Rinzo and by Ichiske Hamada; scarce; shelved case 9.
New York: Harcourt, Brace, and World, Inc., 1962. First American Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 95 pages; VG/VG-; Spine is pictorial (a blue-green seascape) with white lettering; dust jacket is in a mylar covering, has price uncut and drawn over with marker, has mild wear along the top and bottom edges, has a small thin rubbing streak along the back cover; binding has minor warping on the back board; pages clear; illustrated endpapers; profusely illustrated with photographs; shelved case 9.
Annapolis, MD: United States Naval Institute, 1971. First Edition, First Printing. Quarto, 626 pages; VG-/VG-; Spine is brown with white lettering and a red insignia; dust jacket is in a mylar covering, has price cut, has moderate wear along the top and bottom edges, with mild chipping, several crease marks and a small closed tear at the top edge, front and back covers have discoloration and rubbing; binding has dust build up discoloration along the bottom edge; pages have brown coloring along the top edge; shelved extra tall books.
Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1976. Octavo; VG/VG-; grey spine, black and white spine; dust jacket has general shelfwear, general edgewear, open tear on spine head edge, closed tear on rear head edge, rubbing on fore corners and spine edges, rubbing on spine and hinges; boards strong, slightly bowed, minor edgewear, minor rubbing on fore corners and spine edges, penciling on rear pastedown; text block clean; xii, 364pp; shelved Japan.
Tokyo: University of Tokyo Press, 1972. Quarto; VG-/VG-; white and grey spine, black lettering; dust jacket age toned, general shelfwear, general edgewear, minor general soiling, closed tear on rear tail edge, rubbing on fore corners and spine edges, spine sun toned; boards strong, minor shelfwear, general edgewear, bumping on head and tail edges, rubbing and bumping on fore corners and spine edges, erased penciling on end papers, minor soiling on rear end paper; text block age toned, occasional penciling, occasional creasing on head fore corner, page 394 dog eared, soiling on exterior edges; xix, 550pp; shelved China.
Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1967. Octavo; VG/VG-; light green-grey spine, dark green lettering; dust jacket has general shelfwear, general edgewear, general soiling, closed tears on spine edges, rubbing on fore corners and spine edges, small open tear on front fore edge; boards strong, some shelfwear, general edgewear, rubbing on fore corners and spine edges, bumping on front fore edge; text block age toned, soiling on exterior edges; 346pp; shelved Japan.