~~ Book 1895081029a ~~
Covers. The covers on this book are the standard "types and views" covers found on K. Ogawa's collotype books of this period. On the outside they are lithographed in color with a repeating pattern of concentric overlapping half circles, stylized clouds with leaves inside and breaking waves in silver. The inside of the covers have a two color butterfly pattern. Approximately 2 1/2 inches of the head and foot of the spine are covered with a blue cloth fabric.
Dating the Book. As is typical of most of the K. Ogawa "Views and Types" collotype books, there is no title page or colophon for this book to assist in dating. In his Bibliography of the Japanese Empire, 1859-93, Wenckstern, describes this book as:
Matsushima, one of their most famous views, 6 plates, no text ($1.50).
I have seen this book with a tipped in colophon slip dating it to Meiji 28 (1895).
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