Imperial University of Tokyo
The preface is by K. Ogawa and dated March, 1900, Tokyo. In the preface, Ogawa states that the book was "...sent to the International Exhibition at Paris."
Each plate contains a single image (except for the first 8 plates and the observatory plate) and has a descriptive caption below the image. The majority of the plates are black and white but some appear to be tinted green or perhaps printed in green and white. The plates with the green color tend to be images where there is a significant amount of foliage. The plates are not numbered in the book and there is no plate listing. The number of plates in this book (59) has been confirmed complete as per the same book in library holdings.
The first 8 plates present numerous cameo portraits of high officials and professors. Each of these plates is preceded by a tissue guard with the name and position of the person pictured. The tissue guard captions are positioned directly over the portrait of the person and you can see the image of the individual through the tissue guard. The first plate shows the then current (1900) President, D. Kikuchi and four Ex-Presidents (H. Watanabe, H. Hato, A. Hamao and M. Toyama).
The centerpiece illustration in this book is a four panel fold-out panorama of the University. The panorama is composed of two facing pages, each with a fold-out panel. When the book is opened to these facing plates and the right and left fold-outs are opened you have the full four panel spread which depicts the following areas of the University (from left to right): 1) College of Engineering, 2) Institutes of Zoology and Geology, College of Sciences, 3) Front view of the Colleges of Law and Literature and 4) Library. The fold-out portions are attached at the back to the anchor plates by linen type tape. Fully opened the panorama measures 26.5 x 56 cm.
Wenckstern records this book in Volume II (1894-1906) in these terms:
University, Imperial, in Tokyo (yen 7.50). (Wenckstern, Volume II, page 10).
A two part/volume set with the same title was published by Ogawa in 1904. That set contains a total of 105 plates.
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Titles are those Printed with the Plate
Tissue guarded plate of cameo portraits - names on the tissue guard Tissue guarded plate of cameo portraits - names on the tissue guard Tissue guarded plate of cameo portraits - names on the tissue guard Tissue guarded plate of cameo portraits - names on the tissue guard Tissue guarded plate of cameo portraits - names on the tissue guard Tissue guarded plate of cameo portraits - names on the tissue guard Tissue guarded plate of cameo portraits - names on the tissue guard Tissue guarded plate of cameo portraits - names on the tissue guard Akamon (Red Gate of the University) College of Engineering - Institute of Geology, College of Sciences - Front view of the College of Law and Literature - Library (panorama) Four Panel Panoramic View of University - Fully Opened Measures 26.5 x 56 cm. Students Reading Room of the Library Dormitories Recreation-Ground Road to the Recreation-Ground Recreation-Ground Central Garden of the University Foreign Professor's Residence College of Law and Literature College of Law and Literature College of Law and Literature Lecture Room of the College of Law College of Medicine Laboratory of Anatomy Lecture Room of Anatomy Museum of Pathology First Hospital First Hospital College of Engineering College of Engineering Drawing Room of Architecture Museum of Naval Architecture Drawing Room of Naval Architecture Museum of Mechanical Engineering Workshop of the College of Engineering Museum of Mining and Metallurgy Laboratory of Applied Chemistry Museum of Applied Chemistry College of Sciences Laboratory of Zoology Museum of Zoology Laboratory of Geology Museum of Geology Tokyo Astronomical Observatory Front view of the Botanic Garden Botanic Garden Greenhouse of the Botanic Garden Pleasure Garden in the Botanic Garden Pleasure Garden in the Botanic Garden Marine Biological Station in Misaki Marine Biological Station in Misaki Dormitory of the Marine Biological Station in Misaki College of Agriculture Laboratory of Agricultural Chemistry Institute of Agricultural Chemistry Museum of Veterinary Medicine Glass-house of the College of Agriculture Specimens of the forest trees in ground of the Agricultural College Buildings for Silkworm Culture Pasture of the College of AgricultureColophon
Printed: Meiji 33(1900).4.15
Published: Meiji 33(1900).4.19
Printer: Ogawa Shashin Seihanjo
Publisher: Ogawa Kazumasa
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