Twelve Bronze Falcons
Exhibited at the World's Columbian Exposition
Chicago 1893

 
Hayashi Tadamasa:
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 of a falconer on horseback with falcon in hand.
2). Title Page.
3). Remarks - 2 pages.
4). Two unnumbered black and white "Arto-Type" (auto-Type - collotype) plates.

a. The first unnumbered plate shows "A Falconer, Artist, Chokiti Suzuki and Designer, Tadamasa Hayashi."
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."
5). Twelve black and white "Arto-Type" (auto-type - collotype) plates showing each of the 12 bronze falcon statutes.
6). Cover Sheet titled "Remarks of Daily Papers of Japan in Reference to The Twelve Bronze Falcons." (Translations).
7). Nine pages (i-ix) of Japanese newspaper articles commenting on the bronze falcon exhibition (6 & 7 are a separate pamphlet).

The folio, minus the 12 falcon plates, can be viewed on-line here.

 
 
First Unnumbered Plate

A Falconer. Artist: Chokichi Suzuki. Designer: Tadamasa Hayashi.
 
Second Unnumbered Plate

Twelve Bronze Falcons, For the World's Columbian Exposition
(Exhibited at the Imperial Hotel, Tokyo).
 
No. 1. Yellow and Green Gold No. 2. Old Chestnut Bronze
 
No. 3. Clear Silver No. 4. Platinous Shibuiti
 
No. 5. Smoked Silver No. 6. Keitcho Gold
 
No. 7. Dark Shibuiti No. 8. Shuentee Red Patina
 
No. 9. White Silver No. 10. Shakudo, Wet Crow Black
 
No. 11. Yellow Gold No. 12. Brown Kurumi
 

Lettering

Same letter press lettering on each plate with exception of plate number & description of the falcon.

 

Close-up of "Arto-Type" (Collotype) Printing



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