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Title   Illustrated Catalogue of a Very Important Collection of Rare and Valuable Japanese Color Prints, Frederic May, Part I, Japanese Color Prints

Binding   Disbound

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.

Price = 195.00 USD


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