The Hakone District
Ogawa, K. (Kazumasa) (Photographs|
Murdoch, James (Text)
Burton, W. K. (Photographs)
Kimbei, Kusakabe (Photographs):
The Hakone District, Illustrated by K. Ogawa, Photographer, in Collotype With Descriptive Text by James Murdoch, M.A., Tokyo, K. Ogawa, Meiji 25 (1892), folio (12 x 16 in - 30.2 x 40.5 cm), decorated card covers, spine covered with cloth, string ties, 1 map in color (chromolithograph), 17 collotype plates with a total of 26 different images. Three plates have 4 images and 14 plates have a single image. There is no title page. Fifteen pages are printed with text. Plates, or groupings of plates in some instances, are preceded by a one to two page text discussion of the images they show. The collotype plates are preceded by a tissue guard with the number of the plate. Sometimes two plates are preceded by only one tissue guard when they are the subject of a consolidated discussion. There are no text comments printed directly on the plates.
The first text page states "Printed by the Yokohama Printing and Publishing Company, Limited. The second text page reads:
I have to acknowledge my indebtedness to Mr. Kimbei for the photographs in Plate XVI and for two of the small photographs in Plate XI and to Professor W. K. Burton of the Imperial University for that in Plate VI and for the assistance in taking that in Plate XVII. K. Ogawa
Next is the map. This is followed by a 3 page introduction and then the plates. The colophon at the rear states the printer to be the Tokyo Tsukiji Type Foundry which contradicts the text on the first page.
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. The entire spine is covered in cloth.
Dating the Book. This book has a printed colophon dating it to Meiji 25 (1892).
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