Large Photo Album of Sakhalin with 89 numbered and described photos
[Japan] Impressive, deluxe publication containing a fascinating array of 89 collotype photos of various parts of the island of Sakhalin (Karafuto in Japanese). The album contains numerous views of buildings, people working in industries such as lumber, fishing, sealing, canning, and so on. There are six excellent fold-out plates of panoramic views of towns etc. as well. Each image is printed on one side only on thick, quality paper. The album has silk-covered boards, a Japanese silk binding, and all edges are gilt. The Japanese title is, 'Karafuto Shashincho'.
[Karafuto Prefecture]. 1925.
92 leaves (incl. the 6 fold-outs). 37.3 x 28.6cm.
In good condition. Covers with some wear and discoloration at edges. Front board is a bit fragile at binding but still holding well. Internally very good with some minor marks and staining on a few plates but nothing serious. A few of the fold-outs with some minor creases. b34061211