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129488
ISHIZU, Risaku.

The Mineral Springs of Japan.

Availability: In stock

Published: Tokyo Imperial Hygienic Laboratory, 1915

Stock Code: 129488

£750
OR On display in 100 Fulham Road

Notes

First and only edition, outside America OCLC shows only four locations in Japan and Taiwan, COPAC lists no copies in the UK and Ireland. This comprehensive study of Japan's hot springs was "compiled as an exhibit in the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in 1915, in order to make known to the world the general conditions of Japanese mineral springs" (p. v). The exposition was held in San Francisco to celebrate the completion of the Panama Canal. This book detailed the locations, mineral contents and radioactivity of Japanese spas as well as observations and summer retreats. It is attractively illustrated with maps and half-tone photographic plates and includes an impressive chromolithographic plate of "the principal mineral waters bottled for sale and export" showing bottle designs that are strikingly reminiscent of the designs of Apollinaris and Perrier bottles.

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Description

Octavo. Original sage green cloth, title to black cloth labels to spine and front board.

Illustrations

77 plates (one colour), and 3 maps.

Condition

Original publisher's postcard loosely inserted. Binding very lightly rubbed, maps a little browned. A very good copy.

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