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Japanese sketches and Japanese Prints, Happer, John Stewart

Author Name    Happer, John Stewart

Title   Japanese sketches and Japanese Prints

Binding   Paperback

Book Condition   Very Good Minus

Type   Association Copy

Edition   First Edition

Size   8vo - over 7" - 9" tall

Publisher   Tokyo, Japan Kairyudo 1934

Inscription   Signed by Author

Seller ID   007040

8.75 x 5.75 inches. European-style beige paper over-wrappers, with black-stamped lettering and an embossed gilt seal stamp. Wrappers slightly age-darkened but quite clean. With ii and 112 numbered pages and with a color plate (affixed to the front wrapper) and with 17 monochrome illustrations, including reproductions of Japanese woodblock prints. On the front FEP in a neat black ink hand possibly the author's signature, and below that his inscription, "To J. P.-F. [Joseph Rous Paget-Fredericks 1903-1963], souvenir of the Happer lecture which he, Lady C. Iwada, for D.A. [Dora Amsden], a memory of their extreme kindness, August 1931 [and] November 1934." An exceptionally clean copy. A Very Good Minus copy. Slipped in is a Near Fine copy of "Appendix: Questions and Answers for Students." On the front page of The Appendix, in a neat black ink hand, the inscription, "The little sketches were intended partly for the Happers Japanese students at Wasada [sic] University, Tokyo, and the added articles on Japanese prints make the book of value to all students of Japanese art. [possibly signature of] Dora Amsden" 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. All inscriptions and signatures likely genuine.

Price = 60.00 USD


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