Tokyo: Obunsha, 1956. First impression. Hardcover. 535pp. Octavo [21.5 cm] Tan cloth covered boards with a gilt stamped brown title label on the spine. With eight pages of illustrations at the front. Small stain on the bottom edge of the text block; minor dings to the bottom edges of pp. 483-516. In a dust jacket, with very occasional shallow edge tears, faint spotting to the spine, and a square dark patch on the internal side of the jacket, resulting from the offsetting of the title label. Very good + / very good. Item #32755
Centenary Culture Council Series. The third in the planned series of English translations of the fourteen volumes of "A Cultural History of the Meiji Era." From the Introduction- "This extensive collaboration has produced an English volume that introduces the western reader to a vast field of Japanese cultural endeavor that has until now remained virtually unknown to those unfamiliar with the Japanese language."