Illustrated Guide to Kyoto and
Its Suburbs with Map

By T. Yoshii, 1891 (1894)

Yoshii, T (Tsunetaro)
Ludlow, J.P.:
Illustrated Guide to Kyoto and Its Suburbs with Map, an Entirely New Work by T. Yoshii, Revised by J.P. Ludlow, Osaka, 1891 and a second printing in 1894, T. Nakashima & Co., printed by Osaka Type Foundery (1st printing) and Osaka Maeno-Kappansho (2nd printing), 32mo (3 1/2 x 5 in - 8.8 x 12.3 cm), decorated card cover, silk ties, 1/2 inch of the top and bottom of spine covered with blue silk cloth, text in English, text on folded pages, color fold-out frontispiece map, 17 color woodblock prints on single sheets, unnumbered blank pages at front, 56 (28 folded pages) numbered pages. The title page indicates a price of "30 sen only."

The title on the front cover reads Kyoto & Suburbs by T. Yoshii, Finely Illustrated, 1891.

The book carries the date of 1891 on the title page. I have recorded two printings. The first in 1891 and the second in 1894. Images of the colophon from the first and second printings are below.

The book was issued with a thin paper wrapper with a color woodblock print and the same title as on the title page.

The front eight pages are:

  1. Title Page/List of Subjects
  2. List of Subjects/List of Illustrations
  3. Directory/Directory
  4. Important Suggestions/Important Suggestions

The frontispiece map has one fold up, one fold down and two folds out. It is printed on very thin paper and measures 24 x 28 cm.

Images below are from the second printing in 1894.

Outside Wrapper.

Frontis-Map (Fold Out).

Title Page.

List of Subjects.

List of Illustrations.

Examples of the Woodblock Plates (6 of 17)
Colophon (1st Printing). Printed: Meiji 23 (1890).12.17 Published: Meiji 23 (1890).12.19 Colophon (2nd Printing). Printed: Meiji 23 (1890).12.17 Published: Meiji 23 (1890).12.19 Reprinted: Meiji 26 (1894).5.15 At the foot of the last page (56), which is opposite the colophon, the printer is stated: "Printed by Osaka Type Foundery" - 1st printing "Printed by Osaka Maeno-Kappansho" - 2nd printing


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