5 April 2016
BRINKLEY, Frank, Capt. Japan: Described and Illustrated by the Japanese…With an Essay on Japanese Art by Kakuzo Okakura. Boston: J.B. Millet Co., (1897-98).
10 volumes, 2° (373 x 290 mm). Profusely illustrated with 60 matted hand-colored albumen prints and 200 smaller hand-colored albumen prints in-text by various Japanese photographers (including Kimbei), 10 original color collotype photographs of flowers by Ogawa, 10 frontispieces of mounted original examples of Japanese art, and numerous color plates reproducing notable works of Japanese art; plates with captioned silk tissue guards (some light offsetting from some plates to tissue guards). Deluxe publisher’s binding in Japanese style vari-colored brocaded silk over boards, with tassels and cords. Provenance: Elias H. Bottum, Milwaukee, Wisc. (subscriber’s name printed on limitation).
LIMITED EDITION, number 24 of 100 sets of the “Imperial Edition.” With an essay on Japanese Art by Kakuzo Okakura, Director of the Imperial Art School at Tokyo, Japan. “The initial letters and tailpieces are reproduced from special designs furnished by the Imperial art school at Tokyo. The collotype prints of Japanese flowers are made in Tokyo by K. Ogawa. The decorative designs by Japanese artists have been carefully selected from a large collection ... The photographs are all made and colored by hand in Japan ... The half-tone illustrations ... are reproductions of photographs carefully selected in Japan under Japanese guidance” (Introduction by Arthur J. Mundy). A FINE SET.
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