Condition. The plates are in Good Condition. They have medium to heavy foxing front and back. While most of the foxing is outside the image area, it does intruded into the image area on some plates. This unit is the 12 plates of Falcon statutes from the folio. The balance of the folio (folio case, title page, 2 text leaves, 2 unnumbered plates, accompanying pamphlet) is not present. Only the 12 numbered plates in the folio are in this unit.
Twelve Bronze Falcons Exhibited at the World's Columbian Exposition Chicago 1893. Artist: Chokichi Suzuki, Exhibitor and Designer: Tadamasa Hayashi, Tokyo, printed by Seishi-Bunsha, 1893, large 8vo (8 x 11 in), an unbound folio with 14 black and white "Arto-Type" (autotype - collotype) with plates letter-press titles and lettering, 16 leaves (title page, remarks, 14 plates) plus a 9 page accompanying booklet.
This entire folio consists of:
1). Soft cover folio case with a cover with the title and color woodblock image. Not in this lot.
2). Title Page. Not in this lot.
3). Remarks - 2 pages. Not in this lot.
4). Two unnumbered black and white "Arto-Type" (auto-Type - collotype) plates. Not in this lot.
a. The first unnumbered plate shows "A Falconer, Artist, Chokiti Suzuki and Designer, Tadamasa Hayashi."
5). Twelve black and white "Arto-Type" (auto-type - collotype) plates showing each of the 12 bronze falcon statutes. This lot.
b. The second unnumbered plate is a wide angle view titled "Twelve Bronze Falcons." This plates shows all twelve falcon statutes on display shelves on a stage with a Japanese and United States flag in the foreground. The lettering indicates this image was from an "Exhibition at the Imperial Hotel, Tokyo."
6). Cover Sheet titled "Remarks of Daily Papers of Japan in Reference to The Twelve Bronze Falcons." (Translations). Not in this lot.
7). Nine pages (i-ix) of Japanese newspaper articles commenting on the bronze falcon exhibition (6 & 7 are a separate pamphlet). Not in this lot.