Nakatsucho, Japan: ca. 1910.
7.5 x 10.5 in., oblong, in string-tied faux-leather boards. Some edgewear, one tie replaced and one lacking. Very good. Souvenir view book with two pages of text in Japanese, folding map, and 34 half-tone photographic plates captioned in Japanese and English. Located in the upper and middle reaches of the Yamaguni River in Nakatsu City, Oita Prefecture, the Yabakei Valley is considered one of Japan's most beautiful scenic areas. Among the views included here are Sugi Village from Blue Grotto, Peak of Kyoshu, Hachioji Rock, Rakanji Temple, Goryu Falls, Nembutsu Bridge, and other bridges, waterfalls, and geologic formations.