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TOKYO. - The Outline of the Reconstruction Work in Tokyo & Yokahama.

Bureau of Reconstruction, Tokyo 1929. Octavo, very good in publisher's cloth; [14], vi, xii, 220pp and 6 large folding maps, photo illustrations through the text. The Imperial Edict (four pages) printed on a coloured ground with gold border. ¶ The official report, or boast, to the outside world on the rebuilding after the great 1923 earthquake (and on the earthquake itself). The aim was "not only to restore Tokyo ... but also to build a new capital with an aspect entirely new and quite different", a "gigantic work unparalleled in the history of city planning of the world" - by 1929 "nearly accomplished" (preface & foreword respectively).
AUD 475.00 [Appr.: EURO 304.25 US$ 369.34 | £UK 262.25 | JP¥ 40398] Book number 8624

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