Japan Described and Illustrated
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Lot 0159 Details
Author: Brinkley, Captain F., ed.
Title: Japan: Described and Illustrated by the Japanese. Written by Eminent Japanese Authorities and Scholars
Place Published: Boston
Date Published: 
10 volumes. Illustrated with 30 hand-colored mounted albumen photographs (3 in each volume); halftones from photographs in the text; each volume with color collotype from photograph of a flower. Printed on double-leaves. (Folio) 39x31 cm (15½x11¾") original full brocade silk over boards, each volume with a different cloth pattern, paper cover labels. No. 15 of 1000 copies of the Yedo Edition.
Sumptuous presentation noteworthy for the hand-colored albumen photographs as well as for the scholarly text. Contains classic late nineteenth century hand-colored albumen and other photographs of various Japanese views, including tea ceremonies, bridges, gardens, cherry blossoms, flower and produce vendors, temples, The Bronze Buddha at Kamakura, Mt. Fuji, theater scenes, city and rural life, rickshaws, fisher-maidens, women in traditional dress, etc.