250 Issues Of Kokka Asian Art 1890-1951
Title: The Kokka: An Illustrated Monthly Journal of the Fine and Applied Arts of Japan and Other Eastern Countries
Description: Approx. 250 issues, including a few duplicates. Broken run, No. 6 (March 1890) to No. 715 (Oct. 1951). Illustrated with collotype plates and color woodblocks or lithographs. 38.5x26.5 cm. (15¼x10½"), original patterned wrappers, many stitched with ribbons, as issued.Extensive run of this respected and well-illustrated journal of the arts. The earlier issues are wholly in Japanese, then captions and descriptions of the plates are added. Such long runs, albeit not consecutive, are quite uncommon; includes forty of the first one hundred issues, with nos. 6, 8-11, and 13.
Heading: (Asian)Place Published: Tokyo
Publisher: The Kokka Co.
Date Published: 1890-1951
Some of the earlier issues (starting with no. 16) with wear, a few disbound some stained, a few wrappers lacking; a few of this issues known to be lacking color plates, but the great majority seem complete, though not fully collated; most in very good to fine condition, the run sold as is.