Title Japanese Art and Handicraft, an Illustrated Record of the Loan Exhibition Held in Aid of the British Red Cross in October-November 1915
Book Condition Near Fine
Type Limited Edition
Edition First Edition
Size Folio - over 12" - 15" tall
Publisher London, England Yamanaka 1916
Seller ID 007124
This is copy no. 86 of a limited edition of 175 copies only. Two parts bound in one. NOT ex-library. Finished printing on February 22, 1915. Printed by Riddle, Smith & Duffus, collotypes by the Photophane Company, and color plates by the Mempes Engraving Company. Approximately 12.5 x 10 inches. Bound in contemporary [?] oxblood-colored half morocco, with crisp gilt-stamped lettering and rules to the spine, and with olive drab buckram boards. Hubbed spine to a handsome effect. Unbumped spine head and tail, with very gently bumped and abraded corners. The lower rear corner with abrading to the center, minor. Binding generally unsoiled and well-preserved. A most attractive binding. T.E.G. Marbled paper pastedowns and FEPs and with strong hinges. Text block firmly bound in. With 213 numbered pages of text plus CLXX full-page plates, a few of which are in color, the remainder in collotype, and all on heavy coated stock. Most of the plates with pristine tissue guards. An immensely clean copy. A hint of age toning to all pages, quite minor. No remainder marks. A Near Fine copy. It seems unlikely that a finer copy exists. Scarce in any condition.