The Souvenir Guide to Osaka and the Fifth National Industrial Exhibition with many illustrations and fold-outs
[Japan] Scarce guidebook for Westerners visiting Osaka for the 5th National Industrial Exhibition that was held there from March to July in 1903. It was first expo in the world to demonstrate refrigeration methods and to have evening events that were illuminated.
Osaka. Hakurankwai Kyosankwai. 1903.
pp1, iii, 17 leaves of photographic illustrations (printed on one side only incl. 1 fold-out), 167, 6 leaves of photographic illustrations (printed on one side only), 16pp maps (some fold-out), 6pp ads.
In good to very good condition. Some wear and minor spotting to covers. Spine covering worn away at top and bottom. Top string tie a little loose but holding well. Internally very good with only some spotting to the tissue guard covering the first photographic illustration.