Two vols. I: 13, 15, 491 pp. text on Japanese architectural history from antiquity to the first part of the early modern period, circa 17th century, followed by 22 pp. expanded section; II: 16 pp. table of contents followed by 200 black-and-white plates comprising photographs and plans showing in detail the overall layout of buildings, plans for rooms, roof structures, and ornamental features of shrines and temples, buildings located primarily in the Kyoto-Nara area of Japan. 8vo. Cloth-covered boards, housed together in printed cardboard slipcase. Some wear, tears, and repairs to slipcase. Nara (Asuka-en) 1928. Second expanded edition.
Shun'ichi Amanuma was a scholar of architectural history and a professor at Kyoto University. As of April 2017, WorldCat locates four holdings of this edition in North American institutions. Book ID: 48658