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Costumes and Customs in Japan
One plate in Volume II - "The Toilet" - is rather unusual for an Ogawa book in that is shows a young lady with no cloths from the waste up. While such photographs were common in the tourist trade of this period, it appears that Ogawa refrained from using them in the books he published.
Wenckstern first lists this set (2 volumes) as published during the 1891-3 time period. Because the vast majority of these books do not have the colophon insert, it generally is not possible to date them with precision. However, I believe that the books with the cover title reading "In Phototype" and the descriptive titles on the tissue guard (not the collotype plate) are the earlier printings (ca 1893).
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Note that the expanded view of the below images shows the descriptive title on the plate. That is not found on plates in this book. Rather it is printed on the tissue guard.
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~ Glass Slides, "Magic Lantern" - Hand Colored
~ Fujiya Hotel, Miyanoshita
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