Title Illustrated Catalogue of a Very Important Collection of Rare and Valuable Japanese Color Prints, Frederic May, Part I, Japanese Color Prints
Book Condition Good Minus
Edition First Edition
Size 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall
Publisher New York, New York, U.S.A. American Art Association 1918
Seller ID 007116
A catalog of Japanese ukiyo-e prints from the estate of Frederic May of Washington, D.C., sold May 6-10, 1918. Printed and bound in USA. Approximately 10 x 6.75 inches. Plain beige wrappers, with black titling to the front wrapper. Light age-spotting to the wrappers. The book is almost split in half, barely holding by a few string bindings along the spine, hence described as disbound for all practical purposes. Unnumbered pages detailing 1297 lots. With numerous monochrome photo plates. Significantly, prices realized are noted in pencil throughout. A very clean and attractive copy. A Good Minus copy. Very scarce in any condition. 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.