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Brinkley, Captain Francis, ed. (1841-1912) Japan Described and Illustrated by the Japanese. Written by Eminent Japanese Authorities and

Auction:
3245T
Lot:
1058A
Sold for:
$1,599$1,300

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Books & Manuscripts - 3245T
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
May 08, 2019 12:00PM

Description:

Brinkley, Captain Francis, ed. (1841-1912) Japan Described and Illustrated by the Japanese. Written by Eminent Japanese Authorities and Scholars. Boston: J.B. Millet Co., 1897-1898. The Imperial edition, copy number 21 of 100 printed for Mrs. Mary Root McAlpine of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; ten folio volumes bound Japanese-style, in silk brocade over boards, with silk knotwork tied and tasseled sewing supports, each volume bound in silk of a different color, lavishly illustrated throughout, with sixty matted hand-colored albumen photographs, 200 smaller hand-colored albumen text illustrations, ten color collotype photographs of flowers by Ogawa, each volume with a matted or mounted frontispiece showing examples of Japanese art (cut velvet painting, painting on silk, watercolor), and numerous other full-page color plates throughout reproducing notable works of Japanese art; some abrading to some bindings, otherwise generally good, 15 x 12 in. (10)
Estimate $1,500-2,500


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Millet Co., Mary Root McAlpine, Francis, Milwaukee, Albumen print, Color, Hand-colouring of photographs, Japanese art, Materials, Photographic techniques, Silk, Skills, Visual arts

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