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    Japanese Wood-Block Printing by Yoshida, Hiroshi

    Hardback. Very Good/Fair. Sanseido Company Ltd., Tokyo and Osaka, 1939, only edition; 4o, pp xi, [ii], 136; light brown raw silk covers decorated and titled in red; dust wrapper, which carries a design of a Japanese print key block, somewhat frayed or torn but the book itself in very good condition; frontispiece, 12 plates and 26 other illustrations some as full page plates and others in the text. Yoshida, 1876-1950, is considered one of the greatest of modern Japanese print artists and a leading exponent of work done in the shin-hanga style, "new woodblock prints", the early 20th century movement that was so powerful in revitalising the Japanese print tradition, working with the collaborative approach of the earlier print makers (where the artist, carver, printer and publisher worked together rather than where the artist was the sole functionary and creator of the print). The book, rare in good and complete condition, is essentially a practical manual for producing traditional Japanese prints and dealing with matters such as preliminary drawings, sketches and outlines, suitable wood for blocks, preparation and use of the baren, brushes, paper, pigments and more. Some prints are analysed and a print of a junk is shown in progressive development to both the final version and a special version. These two prints mentioned, as well as the frontispiece of cherry blossoms in front of a Japanese castle are titled and signed in pencil by Yoshida. There is also a list of Yoshida's prints, 220 in total.



    Antique Japanese Fairy Tale Series #8, Urashima the Fisher Boy by CHAMBERLAIN, Basil H

    1886 1ed Japanese Fairy Tales Urashima the Fisher Boy Color Illustrated Tokyo A rare, hand-made book on silk-stitched, creped wraps of famous Japanese fairy tales! This traditional tale, 'Urashima the Fisher Boy, is an illustrated woodblock book telling the tale a young Japanese fisherman who catches a tortoise. After deciding he did not want to deprive the tortoise of life, he let it go. Moments later, a beautiful woman, daughter of the Sea-God, appears to him claiming she was the tortoise! This volume is numbered no. 8 in a series of 'Antique Japanese Fairy Tales'. Item number: #6979 Price: $499 CHAMBERLAIN, Basil H. Antique Japanese Fairy Tale Series #8, Urashima the Fisher Boy Tokyo : T. Hasegawa, 1886. First edition. [Meiji 19] Details : · Collation: Complete with all pages · Language: English · Binding: Softcover; tight and secure · Size: ~6in X 4in (15cm x 10cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 6979 Photos available upon request.



    Japanese tin toys: T. Kitahara collection (Wonderland of toys) by Teruhisa Kitahara

    Tokyo: Shinko Music, 1983. First edition. Hard cover in dust jacket. Published Tokyo: Shinko Music, 1983. Text in English, with capsule section at end of book in Japanese. Large 8vo., 7 1/2" x 10 1/2", 128pp., with 250 color plates. Fine in fine dust jacket. . 1st. Hard. Fine/Fine. 8vo.



    Antique Japanese Fairy Tale Series #13, The Silly Jelly-Fish by CHAMBERLAIN, B.H

    1887 1ed Japanese Fairy Tales Silly Jelly Fish Monkeys Color Illustrated Tokyo A rare, hand-made book on silk-stitched, creped wraps of famous Japanese fairy tales! This traditional tale, 'The Silly Jelly-Fish', is an illustrated woodblock book telling the tale a great Dragon Queen, her fateful illness, and her cure by eating a monkey liver – a task that only the King's Jelly-Fish could handle! This volume is numbered no. 13 in a series of 'Antique Japanese Fairy Tales'. Item number: #6978 Price: $499 CHAMBERLAIN, B.H. Antique Japanese Fairy Tale Series #13, The Silly Jelly-Fish Tokyo : T. Hasegawa, 1887. First edition. [Meiji 20] Details : · Collation: Complete with all pages · Language: English · Binding: Softcover; tight and secure · Size: ~6in X 4in (15cm x 10cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 6978 Photos available upon request.



    The Pictorial Arts of Japan. With a brief historical sketch of the associated arts, and some remarks upon the pictorial art of the Chinese and Koreans. by Anderson, William

    London: Sampson, Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1886. First edition, folio, pp.xix, 276, 80 plates, 146 text illustrations. A very good copy in original decorated cloth, morocco spine, all edges gilt. Minor rubbing to spine. Occasional light foxing. This book is heavy and may incur additional postage.



    Antique Japanese Fairy Tale Series #16, The Wonderful Tea Kettle by JAMES, T.H

    1896 1st ed Japanese Fairy Tales Wonderful Tea Kettle Badger Illustrated Tokyo A rare, hand-made book on silk-stitched, creped wraps of famous Japanese fairy tales! This traditional tale, 'The Wonderful Tea Kettle', is an illustrated woodblock book telling the tale of an old priest and his desire to lead the Chanoyu ceremony. While in meditation, his tea kettle began to shake and out of it came a badger! This volume is numbered no. 16 in a series of 'Antique Japanese Fairy Tales'. Item number: #6980 Price: $499 JAMES, T.H. Antique Japanese Fairy Tale Series #16, The Wonderful Tea Kettle Tokyo : T. Hasegawa, 1896. First edition. [Meiji 29] Details : · Collation: Complete with all pages · Language: English · Binding: Softcover; tight and secure · Size: ~6in X 4in (15cm x 10cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 6980 Photos available upon request.



    Philipp Franz Von Sebold's Ukiyo-e Collection (3 Volume set in Original Clamshell cases) in Original Shipping Cartons by Siebold, Philipp Franz Von; Willem r Van Gulik

    Tokyo; (1978): Kodansha. Folio. In three volumes. The Ukiyo-e or Pictures of the Floating World is a uniquely Japanese art form. This set is a marvelous representation of Sebold's outstanding collection of Japanese woodblock art. Captions in Japanese & English to over 500 full page color plates, some folding . Each volume bound in white cloth, blocked in brown, lettering gilt and blind, housed within publisher's orange clamshell cases. Clamshell to volume one rubbed just a bit to front panel. A nearly pristine set in original shipping cartons. An essential reference for the collector of woodblock prints from this period.



    Shinkyu Bassui Taisei by OKAMOTO. Ippo

    1699 Japanese Acupuncture Illustrated Woodblock Medicine Shinkyu Bassui Taisei A rare, 17th-century Japanese woodblock acupuncture and moxibustion manual. This treatise is presumed to have been originally written by the famous Chinese Physician Emporer, KO-TEI (or HWANG Ti). "The detail available in Shinkyu bassui, especially regarding descriptions and instructions for use, is impressive -no less than 22 sections consider the following aspects of moxa and acupuncture: theory; relationship to the pulse; stomach; other internal organs; treatment (which was differentiated by sex); the "philosophy" of acupuncture; cautions in the use of acupuncture and moxa; the preparation and use of moxa cones;" how to remove needles (including a separate section on needles which are broken off in the skin); how to twist the needle; how to hit the needle (with a mallet); how to use the needle with a tube;'2 the use of needles (with a separate section on their use in the treatment of boils); on the names of spots (not the "right spots") where-with extreme caution-acupuncture and moxa can be used (regarded as "secret" spots, not for the use of beginners in the art); how to measure for location of sites to apply treatment; on needles in general; on names and lengths of bones; and, finally, on interrelations among nerves. It should, therefore, not come as a surprise to the reader to know that Shinkyui bassui was a widely quoted work in subsequent writings on the subject . Some of the illustrations contained in this work are apparently the originals of those reproduced in the section on moxibustion and acupuncture in FUJIKAWA's classic history of medicine in Japan, the Nihon igakushi (1904, et seq.). In 1698 or 1699 Shinkyu bassui was also "explained" by Ippo OKAMOTO and published as Shinkyu bassui taisei, with additional illustrations. (Mestler) This 1699 edition is 'Shinkyu Bassui Taisei' by Ippo Okamoto. Ippo Okamoto was a writer of medical texts, taking Chinese medical texts and 'explaining' them in Japanese for the Japanese people. This can be seen in the heavy use of furigana, Japanese sound characters next to the Kanji (meaning characters) for easier reading. Works similar to this are exceedingly rare. A truly unique piece. Item number: #6884 Price: $2500 OKAMOTO. Ippo Shinkyu Bassui Taisei Genroku 12 (1699) First Edition. Details : · Collation: Complete with all pages. 7 volumes in 2 parts · References: o Mestler, A Galaxy of Old Japanese Medical Books…Part II. Acupuncture and Moxibustion…, p. 476. · Language: Japanese · Binding: Softcover; tight & secure · Size: ~10.25in X 6.75in (26cm x 17cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 6884 Photos available upon request.



    A Staff Officer's Scrap-Book. During the Russo-Japanese War. Two volumes. With Illustrations, Maps and Plans. by Hamilton, Sir Ian

    London: Edward Arnold, 1907. Fifth impression Two volumes, pp.x, 362; xi, 387, 2 frontis, 32 plates, 42 maps. A very good set in a very attractive art-deco binding in half morocco, ornately gilt spine. Some minor spotting. Bookplate of Herbert G. Squiers, US diplomat and collector of Chinese ceramics.



    Masaharu Shimada by Matsumoto, Margarita M. Hiyama (ed.)

    Mexico City: Inventa Communicacion S.A. de C.V., 2003. First edition. Hardcover. Fine/very good. Mexico City: Inventa Communicacion S.A. de C.V., 2003. First edition. Hardcover. Fine/very good. THERE WILL BE A SHIPPING INCREASE ON THIS HEAVY BOOK - INQUIRE FOR DETAILS. Extremely rare art book, first edition, of which only 500 copies were printed and this is the only one available online at the time of listing. Profusely ilustrated with Shimada's artwork. Text is in Spanish and Japanese. Moderate edgewear to dustjacket including noticeable corner bumping; book itself is in excellent unread condition. [B14]




    1946. [SKETCH TOUR GENRE] NAKAZAWA Hiromitsu, artist. SAIGOKU SAN-JÛ-SAN-SHO JUNREI EMAKI. Kyoto, Kanao Bun'endô, publisher. Shôwa 21 [1946]. Oblong folio of ôban size woodblock prints after designs by Hiromitsu, detailing the famous pilgrimage sites (and sights) in western Japan. The blocks were cut by Okada Seijirô and the printers were Nishimura Kumakichi and Takagi Kiyomitsu. This portfolio project was initially completed and printed in 1925. This edition, printed from the same blocks at the very end of Kanao's life, was obviously issued as a companion piece to the THIRTY-SIX VIEWS OF OSAKA, which Kanao also published in 1946. The colors of the original 1925 edition were quite a bit more light and "crumbly" than the bolder colors used in this printing, which accord with that used in the Osaka series. (I personally like this bolder approach to Hiromitsu's work.) There are eleven color woodblock printed preliminary pages, a table of contents page, 37 pilgrimage views, a final portrait of Hiromitsu by an artist friend, and eleven typeset caption pages, explaining the pilgrimage sites, (in Japanese). A lovely and very important series of images, produced by the most important publisher of the "sketchtour" genre. A set in very nice condition, bound into the original printed covers (approx. 25 x 36.7 cm). Complete, in a tied chemise case.



    CONTEMPORARY NETSUKE by Kinsey, Miriam

    Rutland, Vermont; Tokyo, Japan: Charles E Tuttle Company, 1977. Cream boards, quarterbound in brown cloth, decorative brown design on front corner. Illustrated dust jacket, clipped. Illustrated slipcase. 200 illustrations, many in full colour. A beautifully presented book, Foreword by Hans Conried; contents include: (Part One) Background; Contemporary Netsuke; Subject Matter; Collecting Contemporary Netsuke; (Part Two) Techniques; A Netsuke in the Making (Photographic Series); (Part Three) Contemporary Carvers; Appendices, Bibliography, Glossary-Index. "In this unusual and engagingly written book [the author] traces the historical background of the art and goes on to examine its current state, at the same time providing that basic knowledge that every collector needs concerning authenticity, workmanship, and materials along with a wealth of information on subject matter, techniques, scholarly interest and investment." (Dust jacket). First Printing (stated) 1977. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Illus. by Tomo-o Ogita, Tsune Sugimura (photographs), Adelheid Roth Roscher (sketches). 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Slipcase.



    The Floral Art Of Japan: Being A Second And Revised Edition Of The Flowers Of Japan And The Art Of Floral Arrangement by CONDER, Josiah [1852-1920]

    Tokyo: Printed By The Shiuyei Sha; Published By Kelly And Walsh Limited, Yokohama, Shangai, Hongkong, And Singapore, 1899. Second Edition of the first book in English on ikebana, the Japanese art of floral arrangement. British architect Josiah Conder came to Japan as a foreign advisor to the Japanese government and taught at the Imperial College of Engineering in Tokyo. He designed numerous public buildings in Tokyo, including the Rokumeikan, and taught five famous architects who were the first Japanese to build western-style buildings in the country (Tatsuno Kingo, Katayama Tıkuma, Sone TatsuzÚ, Satachi Shichijirı and Shimoda Kikuystı). folio. pp. xi, 142, viii, [1]. with half-title. 72 plates (14 in colour) & 39 text illus. original gilt-stamped cloth



    Fables choisies de J.-P. Claris de Florian, illustrées par des artistes japonais sous la direction de P. Barboutau. Première série. Deuxième série. by Florian, Jean-Pierre Claris de - Barboutau, Pierre (ed.) - Ka-no Tomo-nobou ; Kadji-ta Han-ko ; Kou-bo-ta To-soui (ill.)

    Tokyo: Marpon et Flammarion, 1895. Livre. Illus. by Ka-no Tomo-nobou ; Kadji-ta Han-ko ; Kou-bo-ta To-soui. Très bon. Cartonnage Editeur. 1ère Édition. Paris - Tokio [Tokyo], Librairie Marpon & Flammarion / Kané-mitsou Masa-o, Meiji 28 [1895] (imp. Compagnie Shueisha). 2 volumes in-4 oblongs (24,5 x 34 cm), 2 x 18 doubles feuillets pliés à la japonaise avec feuillets de consolidation dans les entre-feuillets, 28 illustrations en couleurs à pleine page, illustrations en noir dans le texte et frises entourant celui-ci, volumes cousus à la japonaise sous couvertures illustrées en couleurs aux premiers plats et ornés de médaillons en noir aux derniers, l'ensemble réuni par deux ficelles dans un cartonnage de percaline ivoire de l'éditeur signé Engel portant au premier plat une large composition polychrome japonisante et une autre, plus petite et en médaillon, au dernier plat. La plus belle version (in-4) de cette édition, l'éditeur ayant donné parallèlement une édition économique in-8 sur papier crépon (chirimen) où les illustrations, placées sur doubles pages, perdent une partie de leur puissance en raison de la reliure à la japonaise, qui les scinde en deux. Notre exemplaire a la particularité d'être présenté sous le rare cartonnage de Engel (usagé). Vagues faux plis aux quatre premiers feuillets du tome 1, cartonnage partiellement bruni et un peu taché, décor du premier plat affadi, pour le reste un bel exemplaire. (CARTERET, V, 79 ; MONOD, 4756 pour l'édition in-8).


    AUD $330.00

    Records of Pictures : The Taiheiki Emaki - The Pictorial Scrolls of Taiheiki

    Japan: The Saitama Shimbun , 1997. 221 pages with colour and b/w illustrations. Introduction in English with remaining text in Japanese ."Taiheiki" is a chronicle of a horrific battle in the 14th Century, between the North Imperial Court and the South Imperial Court in Japan. During those years of terrible war the people of Japan longed for peace. The phrase "Taihei" means "Peaceful World" and "Taiheiki Emaki" is a collection of 12 scrolls which depict the battle together with the terrific struggle for peace. The artist of Taiheiki Emaki is believed to be Kaiho Yusetsu who was prominent in the Edo era (which lasted from the 17th century until the mid 19th century). Picture shows part of slipcase. . Hard Cover in Slipcase . Near Fine/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.



    Satsuma: Masterpieces from the world's important collections (limited edition with carton box) by Lawrence, Louis

    Dauphin Publishing Limited, London in co-operation with Spink & Son Ltd., 1991 Book. New. Hardcover. 1st Edition. English and Japanese text; Hardcover (cloth with dust jacket) with card box; 23.5 x 30 cm; 1.750 Kg; 220 pages with colour illustrations. Includes fold outs of some of the pieces.; May show signs of long time storage and handling, namely the card box.; Satsuma is probably one of the best know names in the complex field of Japanese ceramics: yet surprisingly little has been published on this subject either in Japan or the West. This innovative book traces the origins of Satsuma pottery from its simple beginnings in the 17th century to the exotically wares of the 19th and 20th century. There are over 200 colour photographs of examples drawn from important private and public collections around the world. This unique combination of descriptive text and superb illustrations guides the Satsuma collector or enthusiast through the maze of pottery shapes, decoration and usage. Included in the book is detailed information on the lives and work of the Satsuma craftsmen, with photographs of their marks to aid the student and connoisseur with identification. SATSUMA is a necessary addiction to the libraries of all those who love and admire Japanese art and culture. The author: Louis Lawrence, born in London in 1949, has been involved with Japanese works of art for more than twenty years. After leaving the university he developed a keen interest in the Orient. This has resulted in a fascination with Japanese art, particularly Meiji art, a period in which the Japanese achieved an artistic pinnacle, and his development as a major dealer, becoming founder director of Tempus Antiques Ltd. The author has traveled extensively both in Japan and the USA for research purposes and has written numerous articles and catalogues, including the catalogue for the Hirado Porcelain Exhibition (London) 1981. Although he has written many articles and papers, this book on Satsuma pottery represents his first major work..



    Hiroshige: Birds and Flowers by Hiroshige, Ando; introduction by Cynthea J. Bogel; commentaries on the plates by Israel Goldman; poetry translated by Alfred H. Marks

    NY: Braziller, 1988. First edition. Hard cover in dust jacket. Published NY: Braziller, 1988, first printing. Folio, 10 1/4" x 14 1/2", 192pp., illustrated with 91 full color plates. Fine in near fine. price clipped dust jacket.. 1st. Hard. Fine/Near Fine. Folio.



    Metropolitan Seminars In Art (Twelve Volume Set & Three Volume Set) by John Canaday

    This set of twelve volume books and three volume books is in fair condition. The covers, corners, edges and spines are worn. The spines on Portfolio 1-4, 6, 7, 10-12, A, B, and C are cracked and loose. However, the inside pages are crisp and clean. Most importantly, The color prints in each Portfolio are in perfect condition. The individual books in these volume set are: Portfolio 1 - What Is A Painting? : Contains 11 Full Color Plates (Prints) Portfolio 2 - Realism : Contains 12 Full Color Plates Portfolio 3 - Expressionism : Contains 11 Full Color Plates Portfolio 4 - Abstraction : Contains 11 Full Color Photos Portfolio 5 - Composition As Pattern : Contains 11 Full Color Plates Portfolio 6 - Composition As Structure : Contains 12 Full Color Plates Portfolio 7 - Composition As Expression : Contains 12 Full Color Plates Portfolio 8 - Fresco : Contains 12 Full Color Plates Portfolio 9 - Tempera And Oil : Contains 12 Full Color Plates Portfolio 10 - Water Color, Pastel, And Prints : 11 Full Color Prints; Plate 17 is missing. Portfolio 11 - The Artist As A Social Critic : 11 Full Color Plates; Plate 131 is missing Portfolio 12 - The Artist As A Visionary : 12 Full Color Plates Portfolio A - Glory And Grandeur : Contains 12 Full Color Plates Portfolio B - Earth, Heaven, And Hell : Contains 12 Full Color Plates Portfolio C - The World Rediscovered : Contains 12 Full Color Plates This multi-volume set will require additional postage.



    Etude sur la Poterie Blanche Fouillee dans la Ruine de L'Ancienne Capitale des Yin by Umehara, Sueji

    Kyoto, 1932. First edition 4to, pp.v, 6, [iv, 2, 75], 41 plates, 20 illustrations. Text in Japanese with summary in French. A very good copy, corners lightly bumped, slipcase.



    Hokusai. Paintings Drawings and Woodcuts by Hillier, J

    London: Phaidon, 1955. First edition, first printing. Hard cover in dust jacket. Published London: Phaidon, 1955. 4to., 134 pages, 130 illustrations, 18 tipped-in color plates. Black cloth with decorative white floral and branch pattern, gray end papers with white cranes. Minor age spotting to the verso of fly leafs, else very good, clean tight copy in very good dust jacket with a few short, closed tears on the rear panel.. 1st. Hard. Very Good/Very Good. 4to.



    SHÔGAKU TOKUHON Maki no Ichi by [BASEBALL - JAPAN] Shihon Gakkou-hen

    1870. [BASEBALL - JAPAN] Shihon Gakkou-hen. SHÔGAKU TOKUHON Maki no Ichi. Aichi-ken [Nagoya] Shihongakkô [Teacher's College] n.d. [1870's] An interesting little elementary school reader from the first series of textbooks designed and created by the Teachers College Normal School system in Japan after the Meiji restoration to introduce "Western Learning" to the country. What follows is a series of excerpts from an informative article found online at _035.html "The Normal School, which was under the direct jurisdiction of the Department of Education, was also requested to compile elementary school textbooks on the basis of its practical experience. Also an office for editing elementary school textbooks was set up in the Normal School in December, 1872. The Department of Education encouraged independent prefectures to reprint the textbooks and other educational material which it and the Normal School had compiled, and it was not long before most of the prefectures adopted this practice and the reprinted textbooks were in nationwide use. Especially following the establishment of regulations for the course of study for elementary schools by the Normal School the textbooks prepared by this institute gained wide acceptance. These textbooks included elementary school readers, introductory geography, outlines of Japanese topography, outlines of world topography, outlines of Japanese history, outlines of world history, elementary school arithmetic, etc. ..................The elementary school textbooks proved to be an interesting introduction of the new knowledge based on the Civilization and Enlightenment (Bunmeikaika) thought, and they were accepted not only as textbooks but also as popular reading material for the public at large. Thus their influence was of considerable importance in the dissemination of the new culture." It is pretty clear that the introduction of Western culture also entailed the introduction of a least a variety of baseball in the 1870's, as well (a fact confirmed by other sources on the origins of baseball in Japan). The American educational consultants and their Japanese colleagues in Aichi saw fit to include a cut and a story with a group of boys playing with bats and balls, pitching and hitting - interesting proof that baseball is nearly as old in Japan as it is in the States. The text of the story, crude.



    Japanese Military and Civil Swords and Dirks by Fuller Richard; Gregory Ron

    England: Airlife Publishing Ltd, 1996. First printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/fine. Small amount of foxing on one preliminary page other wise spotless. Dust Jacket in clear mylar cover.




    19. [COSTUME DESIGNS - NOH THEATER] NOH-KA GABI. Tokyo & Kyoto: Unsodo, n.d. [Showa 9, 1934]. Large brocade covered wooden box of 102 (of 100 - there are 2 extra plates not called for in the contents pages) plates of Noh costumes, patterns, masks, etc. An impressive mixture of printing techniques - color woodcut, offset, color collotype and various hybrids thereof. Sheet size: 29 x 37 cm. One of the wonderful folios for which Unsodo was famous between the wars. Very good, complete, very unusual, text in Japanese.



    Japan. Described And Illustrated By The Japanese. Written By Eminent Japanese Authorities And Scholars. With An Essay On Japanese Art By Kakuzo Okakura. The Imperial Editon, One Of 100 Copies, Volume 10 Only by Brinkley, F. (Frank)

    Boston: J. B. Millet Company, 1898. First Edition Thus . Hardcover. Very Good. Illustrated By K. Ogawa (Flower Collotypes), Kozaburo Tamamura (Hand Colored Albumen Photographs). Section Ten Only, Volume 10 Of 10, Pages 347-382 + Table Of Contents, Uncut Double Pages, Three Large (8 X 10 In) Hand Colored Albumen Pictures, 1 Large Round Color Collotype By K. Ogawa Of Flowers, And 18 Colored Photographs Mounted In The Text. The Four Large Hand Colored Albumen Photographs Are The Great Bell At Choin-In Temple, Kyoto, Tmangwanji Temple At Nikko, Washing Kiminos, And Village Wrecked By Earthquake. #75 Of 100 Copies Of The Imperial Edition, Bound In Olive-Grey Silk With Mounted Title And Decorations In Heavier Silk, Endpapers Are Japanese Paper With Embedded Gilt Squares And Specks. The Boards And Pages Are Bound With Cords. Silk Is Clean But With Some Wear At Edges And Worn Through Along Lower Edge Of Boards And Spine.International Postage At Usps Insured Rate.




    San Francisco: Printed for the Book Club of California, 1959. Folio. Cloth backed pictorial boards. Illustrated with fifty-two colored or tinted reproductions. One of 400 copies printed at the Grabhorn Press. Prospectus laid in. Spine quite sunfaded and some small spots to upper board, internally fine.

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