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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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