Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller
昭和三年大禮諸儀及大禮觀兵式寫眞帖 Shōwa 3-nen Tairei shobi oyobi Tairei Kanpeishiki shashinchō [Emperor Hirohito Coronation procession, Kyoto, Japan, November 21, 1928]. n/a.
昭和三年大禮諸儀及大禮觀兵式寫眞帖 Shōwa 3-nen Tairei shobi oyobi Tairei Kanpeishiki shashinchō [Emperor Hirohito Coronation procession, Kyoto, Japan, November 21, 1928]
昭和三年大禮諸儀及大禮觀兵式寫眞帖 Shōwa 3-nen Tairei shobi oyobi Tairei Kanpeishiki shashinchō [Emperor Hirohito Coronation procession, Kyoto, Japan, November 21, 1928]
昭和三年大禮諸儀及大禮觀兵式寫眞帖 Shōwa 3-nen Tairei shobi oyobi Tairei Kanpeishiki shashinchō [Emperor Hirohito Coronation procession, Kyoto, Japan, November 21, 1928]
昭和三年大禮諸儀及大禮觀兵式寫眞帖 Shōwa 3-nen Tairei shobi oyobi Tairei Kanpeishiki shashinchō [Emperor Hirohito Coronation procession, Kyoto, Japan, November 21, 1928]
昭和三年大禮諸儀及大禮觀兵式寫眞帖 Shōwa 3-nen Tairei shobi oyobi Tairei Kanpeishiki shashinchō [Emperor Hirohito Coronation procession, Kyoto, Japan, November 21, 1928]
昭和三年大禮諸儀及大禮觀兵式寫眞帖 Shōwa 3-nen Tairei shobi oyobi Tairei Kanpeishiki shashinchō [Emperor Hirohito Coronation procession, Kyoto, Japan, November 21, 1928]
昭和三年大禮諸儀及大禮觀兵式寫眞帖 Shōwa 3-nen Tairei shobi oyobi Tairei Kanpeishiki shashinchō [Emperor Hirohito Coronation procession, Kyoto, Japan, November 21, 1928]
昭和三年大禮諸儀及大禮觀兵式寫眞帖 Shōwa 3-nen Tairei shobi oyobi Tairei Kanpeishiki shashinchō [Emperor Hirohito Coronation procession, Kyoto, Japan, November 21, 1928]

昭和三年大禮諸儀及大禮觀兵式寫眞帖 Shōwa 3-nen Tairei shobi oyobi Tairei Kanpeishiki shashinchō [Emperor Hirohito Coronation procession, Kyoto, Japan, November 21, 1928]

東京 (Tokyo): 陸軍省, 昭和4 Showa 4 (1929). First edition. Hardcover. Large oblong quarto (10 3/4 x 14 3/4"). Unpaginated. [5] leaves (Text), [60] leaves (Plates). Original string bound decorative silk covered boards, with title label on front cover. All paper edges gilt.

Scarce and spectacular photo-album documenting the crowning procession of the new Japanese emperor Hirohito, in Kyoto, on November 21, 1928.

Illustrated with 141 captioned photogravures on 60 plates, the album opens with two photographs showing the new emperor and his wife, followed by two other photographs showing the two imperial thrones.

The following plates deal with the actual procession of dignitaries and guests, as well as the impressive military display.

Includes a stunning 3-panel fold-out showing the military procession.

It is important to note that this coronation procession embodied the modernizing of Japan with royal guards and carriage having western dress and adornments.

The size of the photogravures varies from 3 3/4 x 6 3/4" to 8 1/2 x 11" (fold-out: 8 1/4 x 26 1/2")

Tiny abrasion at upper margin of front cover. Title label slightly soiled/foxed. Text in Japanese. Binding and interior in overall very good condition. vg. Item #42262

Price: $1,250.00

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