Tabi no Tsurezure - For Travellers' Ennui by Delano Eastlake M.D.
Scarce and quirky guidebook that covers the usual spots in Tokyo and Nikko but, interestingly, also has quite detailed descriptions of a beef restaurant (yakiniku), soba restaurant, and a shiruko (Japanese sweet) restaurant including what and how to order. Even more interestingly, there is a detailed look at a geisha house and the costs involved and the behaviour expected. (William) Delano Eastlake (1864-1910) was the son of William Clark Eastlake who introduced Western-style dentistry to Japan. Stated 'First Number - Autumn' on cover and ' A Quarterly Publication' on title page but this appears to be the only issue published. Illustrations by Tanaka Kinsen.
Tokyo. The Sheibisha [Seibisha]. 1903 (Japanese colophon states Feb. 1904)
246pp+9 colour woodblock prints (one folding) bound in. 25.3 x 19cm.
In good condition. Inside of both covers stained. Binding cover worn away. String ties replaced. Internally very good.