~~ Book 1934080508 ~~

Masterpieces in the
Imperial Fine Art Exhibition, 1934


Condition. The book is in Good condition. Internally it is clean and free of defects. The covers are in poor condition. The fabric on the covers is loose and torn in spots. The covering on the spine is missing. The hinge on the front cover is broken and the board is held in place by the fabric covering. The paper is tannish in color but that appears to be the original state.

Kosaka, Masayasu:
Masterpieces in the Imperial Fine Art Exhibition 1934, Shimbi Shoin Ltd, "Issued by "Tokyo-Fu" (Tokyo Prefecture), 8vo (7 1/2 x 10 1/2 in -- 19 x 26.3 cm), 151 black and white collotype plates reproducing various art works, text in Japanese and English, decorated maroon cloth, two string ties, 151 pp plus a 5 page appendix in Japanese text at the back after the colophon. It appears the book was specially prepared for presentation to "Representatives of the XVth international Conference of the Red Cross Held in Tokyo, October 29th, 1934." It has a page before the title page stating "Presented by Mr. Masayasu Kosaka, Governor of Tokyo-fu."

The book is a special presentation catalogue of art work in the 1934 Imperial Fine Art Exhibition. The art is presented in high quality collotype plates that state the title of the art and the artist in Japanese and English.

  • Part I. Paintings (Japanese Paintings) -- Plates 1~115.
  • Part II. Paintings (European Paintings etc) -- Plates 116~129.
  • Part III. Sculpture -- Plates 130~139.
  • Part IV. Industrial Fine Arts -- Plates 140~151.

The 151 plates are printed on one side of the page on thin paper. The paper is a tannish color. Generally the plates have only one art work but a few show multiple items. To see the listing of all plates (including the artist) click here (Very Large Pic File).


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