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Japan Described & Illustrated - Folio Society Limited Edition - 2 Volumes
Japan Described & Illustrated Folio Society Limited Edition 2 Volumes Published in 2012 Japan was one of the most opulent photographic books ever produced. Over 250 hand-coloured photographs show buildings and landscapes, from Mount Fuji to cherry blossoms at Koganei, as well as Japan's inhabitants: street vendors, calligraphers, lantern makers, farmers, geishas and Buddhist monks. For curious Westerners, who were already captivated by Japan's art, turning these pages was the next best thing to visiting this unknown country. B. Millet Company of Boston embarked upon one of the most extraordinary publishing ventures of the 19th century: Japan, Described and Illustrated by the Japanese. This Folio Society version is a sumptuous edition limited to 1,000 hand-numbered copies - these volumes are copy number 111. The binding design of this limited edition is based on that of an early edition, and the endpapers are made of Chiyogami paper, hand-printed in Japan. Production Details • 2 volumes measuring 16″ x12½" • Bound in full cloth blocked in three colours with a design by Neil Gower • Volume I: 304 pages • Volume II: 312 pages • 259 photographs, 10 collotypes and 10 art prints in total • Gilded page edges • Limited to 1,000 copies. Volume 1 is in very good condition. There is a light stain on the spine and to one side of the pictorial face of the slipcase, but otherwise nothing else to note. Volume 2 is also in very good condition. There are some light bumps and marks to the slipcase and a few scratches to the gilt page edges but otherwise nothing else to note. Please see photo … [Klicken Sie unten für eine ausführliche Beschreibung]
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