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"Japan Photographic Annual 1940" Asahi Shinbun Photobook Anthology


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"The Japan Photographic Annual 1940." Japan: Asahi Shinbun Publishing Co., Ltd., 1940, First Edition, PB, dj, 26 cm x 19 cm, 144 duotone photos - one per page, 40+ additional pages of text and advertisements, Japanese text.

A very rare book. The shadow of war barely crosses any of these pages - for some, this may increase the emotional resonance of the beautiful images. Text is no longer in English as in previous volumes, probably due to the nationalism of the times, but I can recognize a number of famous photographers - including Ihei KIMURA, Nakaji YASUI, Yasuzo NOJIMA.

Condition: Quite Good. The photo pages are printed on a glossier style paper which doesn't attract moisture effects as much as the text pages. The book binding is holding together nicely. Some occasional paper offsetting - still probably one of the better existing copies, considering it's age and fragile construction.

Shipping costs: Checkout settings are for International airmail "small packet" (available for packages up to 2 kg), delivery estimated at 5-8 days - $15.00. Two other shipping options are also available: Economy airmail shipping SAL (surface/air), delivery estimated at 2-3 weeks - $8.80; and International EMS (express mail service), delivery estimated within 2-4 days - $20.40 (USA), $24.00 (Europe). Shipping weight: approx. 775g.