Teikoku kaigun no iyo.
TOKYO NICHINICHI SHINBUNSHA. Teikoku kaigun no iyo. 2 volumes, 36 ff., illustrated throughout with photomontages. Oblong 4to., 350 x 255 mm., bound in publisher's illustrated blue cloth stamped in silver and original printed cardboard slipcase. Tokyo: Tokyo Nichinichi Shinbunsha, 1942.
A spectacular photo book on the Japanese Navy in World War II. It is two parts, the first one covers naval training, and the second part deals with the unfolding course of the war, recording of Japanese successes from Pearl Harbor, Malaya, New Guinea, and other parts of South East Asia.
This book is one of the first to have an extended pictorial account of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. It also includes numerous Soviet-style photographic plates of naval guns, battleships, military planes, as well as photographs of operations in China, Java, Borneo, Philippines, New Guinea, and other areas in South-East Asia. None of the images are credited to a particular photographer but it includes work by Matsugi Fujio and (possibly) Kimura Ihei.
Some wear to the cardboard slipcase, but the book is in a remarkable state of preservation. Rare.
Item nr. 167209