The Miyako Hotel, Kyoto, Japan Guide book in fine condition
[Japan] Guide book to Kyoto from The Miyako Hotel. The proprietor of the hotel was Nishimura Nihei, who edited and published this guide book. A portrait of him is at the front of the book. The preface by Bernard Thomson, who was the Secretary of the hotel, states that this was a second edition of the book. Thomson (presumably), under the section, 'Books on Japan', writes, 'There has never been a country about which so much absolute rot has been written by drivilling idiots who have neither sufficient knowledge to make their works of value nor gift of language to make them readable.' He goes on to praise Chamberlain and Hearn.
Kyoto. Nishimura Nihei. 1906. Printed at the Kobe Herald.
pp, 160, . 15.9 x 10cm.
In almost fine, unused condition. Fold-out showing the view from the hotel has some minor wear and creasing along edge. Otherwise fine. nb33090010