Mountaineering and Exploration in the Japanese Alps

London: John Murray, 1896. First edition. Original green cloth, faded and marked; the front cover decoration is fairly bright, inner hinges and ends of the spine expertly strengthened; internally fresh and almost entirely unopened. With an inscription: "Lent to the Guild of Saint John of Beverly Deaf library by Selwyn Oxley", with the Society's bookplate, a laid-in photo postcard of their 1928 garden fête, and notes on the endpaper referring to page 280 which contains an account, with a picture, of in-musubi and kuji-no-shimpo "extraordinary pantomimic gestures...the weirdness almost impossible to describe...resembles a sort of dumb alphabet" Item #21111

Price: $500.00

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