J.B. Millet, 1897, Hardcover, Book Condition: Fair, Dust Jacket Condition: No, First
ANONYMOUS. Japan: Described and Illustrated by the Japanese, Volume 8 (of 10), Boston: J.B. Millet, 1897. Folio, Yedo Edition of 1000 (there were at least 16 different editions), pp. 269-308, plus illustration plates, silk-covered boards with paper label on front, color collotype of a peony by Kazumasa Ogawa as frontispiece, 3 large albumen prints by uncredited photographers. These photos are hand-colored and measure about 10x7.5 inches. The are titled The Nikko Road, Writing a Letter and A Funeral Procession. Imagining Paradise (GEH), p. 322: "This pinnacle of fine book production is one of the most beautifully crafted of all photographically illustrated books. ... The albumen photographs were exquisitely hand-colored, a particular forte of the Japanese." Not in The Truthful Lens or Parr & Badger. Condition of this book: Ex-library with rubber stamp on pastedowns. Covers in poor condition with torn silk, boards held in place only by the silk, endpages loose and mostly perished. Clean inside, normal fading to albumen prints. First edition of the work in this format and binding, and/or set or series. Size: Large Folio (bigger than A3). One volume of the 10-volume set. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Photography; Japan; 19th century; Travel & Places. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 54382.