Westward to the Far East, A Guide to the Principal Cities of China and Japan, with a Note on Korea. JAPAN CHINA, Eliza Ruhamah Scidmore.

Westward to the Far East, A Guide to the Principal Cities of China and Japan, with a Note on Korea

Canadian Pacific Railway, 1900.

Softcover. Very good. 8vo, 77 pp. with colored folding map. Stated "eighth edition," but we find no evidence of any actual earlier editions.Original pictorial wrappers.Minor damage to paper at lower spine, otherwise very good.. Eliza Ruhamah Scidmore (b. 1856, Clinton, IA) was an American writer and photographer who traveled extensively in the Far East, was the first female board member of the National Geographic Society, and is also credited with the idea of planting Japanese cherry blossom trees in Washington, DC. This book was apparently commissioned by the Canadian Pacific Railway, which offered steamer service to the Orient. It "indicates the chief points of beauty and interest along the route and in Japan and China, dealing at sufficient length which each subject to satisfy the casual observer, and referring those who desire more detailed information to the several sources from which it may be obtained."

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