Scenes in the Eastern Capital of Japan
Ogawa, K. (Kazumasa)
Scenes in the Eastern Capital of Japan, Tokyo (Hiyoshicho), 1911-1913, 4 editions confirmed, 4to (9 x 12 in - 23 x 30.5 cm), illustrated covers with gray cloth spine and gilt Japanese lettering, beveled edges.
Each halftone plates contains Japanese descriptive text in the margin and a brief English caption and they are printed front and back on the page.
An excellent view of Tokyo in the early 1900s by the renowned photographer, publisher and printer, Kasumasa Ogawa.
The 1st and 4th editions have an additional plate which is a collotype. This is a brown tone collotype plate of the Meiji Emperor and Empress. I have examined the 3rd edition and found no evidence the plate was present. I have not examined a copy of the second edition.
On the cover of the 3rd and 4th editions (perhaps the second edition), the word "Capital" is spelled with an "I" instead of an "L". The correct spelling appears on the title page.
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Examples of Illustrations
Collotype - The Meiji Emperor and Empress of Japan
Colophon (Rear of Book)
The five rows of characters at the far right indicate the following (going from the right row to the left).
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