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`Shina Jihen Shashin Zenshu` [Complete Photography Collection of the Second Sino-Japanese War]

Asahi Shinbunsha; Hoshino Tatsuo (edited by). Tokyo: Asahi Shinbunsha, 1937-1940. First edition.

Original bindings, all volumes complete with slipcases (some browning to spines and extremities). Occasional very minor foxing to slipcases and book bindings. Some small tears to the extremities of the slipcases. Maps to endpapers. Very minor browning/foxing (mostly to endpapers), occasional marks, and offsetting. Nevertheless extremely rare in such nice condition. A 6 volume set of black and white photo-journals about the Second Sino-Japanese War. The editors intended to publish only three volumes, thinking that Japan would win the war early on, after the Battle of Shanghai. Volume one covers the Marco Polo Bridge Incident in 1937 and the battle front in Northern China, volume two the Battle of Shanghai, 

volume three the Battle of Nanking, volume four Wuhan and Canton (Guangzhou), volume five Hainan Island and Nanchang, and volume six is a special feature on bombing and aircraft. Together the 6 volumes covers the years 1937-1939. Text in Japanese. In fine condition. 

US$3,750 / HK$29,300