Title An Exceptionally Important Collection of Rare and Valuable Japanese Color Prints, the Property of Carl Schraubstadter, February 1921
Book Condition Good Plus
Edition First Edition
Size 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
Publisher New York, New York, U.S.A. American Art Association 1921
Seller ID 007033
For a sale of February 10th, 11th & 12th, 1921. With prices realized noted in pencil in the margins. Foreward by Carl Schraubstadter. 9.75 x 6.75 inches. Plain beige wrappers with black-stamped lettering. Tiny paper losses at spine head and tail. Wrappers are age-yellowed and lightly soiled and with previous owner name and address on back wrapper. Text block remains sound although signatures are threatening to separate. With many unnumbered pages of text, listing in detail 931 lots offered for sale. Also 102 B&W plates, being reproductions of Japanese woodblock prints. Light foxing near the preliminaries. A number of notations in pencil throughout. Else a clean copy. A Good Plus copy. The sale is widely regarded as one of the most important sales of the first half of the 20th century of Japanese color prints. So listed at p. 10, The Evolution of Ukiyoé: The Artistic, Economic and Social Significance of Japanese Wood-Block Prints, by Takahashi Sei-Ichiro, 1955. From the private library of Herbert McLean Evans. Evans [1882-1971] was a highly regarded U.S. anatomist and embryologist. He was an ardent collector of rare books and of Japanese ukiyo-e prints.