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Collection of the House of Tamura (2 volume set) by Anonymous - Paperback - No Edition Stated - 1950 - from The Bookbums at Ish Kabibble Books and

Collection of the House of Tamura (2 volume set)

by Anonymous

Condition: Very Good/

Privately Printed, 1950. Com[lete 2 volume set bound in covered flexible boards with punch binding, fully illustrated with some color but mostly black and white photos with many of the illustration folding, pages are not numbered but each volume is about 1.5 inches thick. I know very little about this set. The books are written and titled in Oriental script. I have been unable to translate, nor have I been able to have the books translated. Even the date of publication is a guess and may be very wrong. For ease of description, I have called the books volume I and II. Volume I is bound a tan paper covered with a leaf pattern with small squares with a pasted on title label with wear along the edges on both panels. The rear panel has heavier wear and the lower corner has been creased and bumped, lightly soiled. Inside: end papers are of a drawing of deer, red chop mark on first and last page with a mirror image on the opposite page as the book was closed before the chop mark was totally dry, first few (less than 10) paged have a pencil translation of the work pictured and the artist. This volume seems to be dedicated to some screens,(about half the pages), vessels in many materials (pottery, wood, etc.) books, trays and some furniture. Volume II is bound in a greenish floral design with a bird with a blue background at the top front corner with a pasted-on title label. The edges are worn with the heaviest wear at the tips of the corners and ends of the spine. Inside: an illustrated strip runs inside both covers, a red chop mark is only on the first page with a mirror on the end paper, no pencil translations, light marginal discoloration on the title page. This book seems to be mainly scrolls, fans, paintings, small ceramic boxes, tea equipment, chops, and carved cylindrical objects. Both books have a bit of discoloration of the tissue protecting some of the illustrations each book comes in a cardboard box with a title along the spine, heavy edge wear with some tearing and old English language labels. Images available. USPS tracking used on all domestic shipments. This set weighs nearly 13 pounds and will require additional postage for Priority or International shipment. . No Edition Stated. Softcover. Very Good/ . Boxed.
Multi-volume Set

  • Bookseller: The Bookbums at Ish Kabibble Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 046439
  • Title: Collection of the House of Tamura (2 volume set)
  • Author: Anonymous
  • Format/binding:Paperback
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Jacket condition:
  • Edition: No Edition Stated
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Privately Printed
  • Date published: 1950
  • Bookseller catalogs: Art; Art: Oriental;
  • Subjects: ART / General;


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