Title: 60 Selected Pictures of the Mikado's Empire ...
Publisher: publisher unstated presumed printed in Japan, Tokyo, Japan
Publication Date: 1902
Edition: First Edition , unstated.
Very Good: light rubbing to extremities; cloth 'binding' at head and heel of spine is broken at front, causing loosening, but string is strong and intact); all tinted photographic images are in excellent condition. A beautiful and rare Japanese item. Oblong 8vo. 60 fine photogravure images, 100x145mm, on 59 leaves, 150x220mm (one plate has two images), all coloured by hand, tied into publisher's boards covered in colour-patterned cotton cloth with applied paper label title as above. 60 pages (printed one side only). No text except for the English language caption below each picture. Pastedown title at front board. Decorative cloth over boards. Pages attached to boards by a tied string. Dated (as before 1912) by the 38th picture which refers to the enthronement of the "present" emperor in 1868 (Emperor Mutsuhito,actually enthroned in 1867, who died in 1912. Have seen these volumes dated at 1901-2 but don't know the basis for that. First Edition , unstated. Hardcover: No DJ, as issued. Bookseller Inventory # 45215
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