Author: Kanroku Kubota, et al., editors
Title: "Toyo Bijutsu Taikwan" [The Collection of the Eastern Arts]
Place Published: Tokyo
Date Published: 1919
16 volumes. With numerous plates, some mounted and in color, others collotypes; printed tissue interleaves. 49.5x33 cm (19½x13"), cloth decorated in gilt, chitsus with bone clasps.
Rare complete 16-volume set of this elegantly produced and massive overview of historic east Asian art and artifacts, published in the English language as "Masterpieces Selected from the Fine Art of the Far East." There are eight volumes on Japanese paintings and woodblock prints, five on Chinese paintings, and three on sculptures. The images are reproduced in exactly the same style and time period as the originals, including woodcuts printed on silk. A key work in any collection on the art of the East. The volumes were first published in 1908.