Keeling's Tourists' Guide to Japan 1884
Keeling's Tourists' Guide to Yokohama, Tokio, Hakone, Fujiyama,
Kamakura, Yokosko, Kanozan, Narita, Nikko, Kioto, Osaka, Kobe,
etc. together with Useful Hints, Money, Measures, Distances, Roads,
Festivals, Etc., Etc. Compiled by W. E. L. Keeling, M. A. 2nd
Edition Revised and Enlarged. Yokohama, Japan: A. Farsari &
Co. Publishers, 1884. 114 pages. Several maps are interspersed
with the text and a fold out map of Japan is attached to the inside
of the front cover. There is also a wonderful two page woodblock
of the Temples of Nikko. Many charts and tables provide detailed
information for the foreign traveler. Admiral Perry had opened
Japan to the West in 1854. From that point on trade between The
United States, European nations and Japan increased markedly.
Many of the New England Brahmins had developed an interest in
the Far East as far back as the China Trade. Now people of means
could travel to Japan to see first hand the sites and scenery
they had only read about. This guide was published during the
Meiji period when the impact of the opening of Japan became evident.
The book measures 4.5" wide x 6.5" tall. The front
cover is detached but all pages are present. There are a few notations
made by the owner in pencil on several pages. The interior is
clean and tight. All in all a marvelous and important guidebook.
(Stock number 003Japan1884) SOLD
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