Dec 17, 2019 - Sale 2527

Sale 2527 - Lot 333

Price Realized: $ 3,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
(TRAVEL GUIDES.) Awoki, T.; and Susuka, J. Illustrated Guide Book for Travellers Round the World (Bankoku Meisho Zue). Set of miniature guidebooks profusely illustrated with steel engravings throughout. 7 volumes. 12mo format, each approximately 5 3/4x4 inches, publisher's cloth-backed pictorial paper-covered boards, light wear and minor staining but generally very nice; housed in original custom wooden shelved cabinet case with sliding front cover. Osaka: Awokiszandow, Meiji 18-22 (1885-1889)

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the japanese equivalent to baedeker. An appealing set of Meiji guidebooks containing hundreds of engraved illustrations of places around the globe. Just to name a few, the images include scenes of New York City, Hawaii, American Indians, slave traders, whaling, an opium den and criminal punishment in China and much much more. The veritiable trip around the world is stored in a charming original wooden case.