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~ K. Ogawa - Color Collotypes and Books/Prints
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~ Shimbi Shoin - Art Reproduction Books
~ Tamamura/Takagi, Kobe - Color Collotype Books
~ Georges Bigot - Etchings & Art
~ Keisuke Serizawa - Calendar Folios & Art
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~ Blackie the Photographer - Okinawa Photo Essay Books
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~ Albumen Photos : Other Photos : Chromolithographs
~ Colored Albumen Photographs (from Brinkley Books)
~ Stereoviews : Kazumasa Ogawa Collotypes
~ CDV - K. Ogawa : CDV - Other : Cabinet Cards
~ Glass Slides, "Magic Lantern" - Hand Colored
~ Fujiya Hotel, Miyanoshita
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The original lithographs from the Perry Expedition Narratives are almost 150 years old. They will not be pristine. Rather, they show signs of natural aging as you would expect of such material. Take a look at the title page for the set that Duke University has in it's library. One would assume that Duke University takes reaonable measures to conserve it books. Foxing and toning are a natural aspect of this type of material.
My system for grading condition lithograph condition uses three descriptive terms.
I reach my subjective evaluation by considering a number of factors. Please consider my subjective evaluation in light of the pictures of the lithograph I have provided. I am providing my evaluation merely as an aide and shorthand evalation of the condition of a lithograph. My evaluations are not any kind of trade standard - just my stab at this very subjective area.
Standard - Includes the Following Conditions.
Above Standard. This material will be a relatively (relative to Standard that is) choice lithograph. It will have few of the above conditions noted in Standard and they will be minor. Based upon the material I have examined, very few will fall in this category.
Below Standard. These lithographs will have one or more of the conditions noted in Standard, above, and the condition will be so different from the norm as to warrant downgrading the classification.
Foxing and Fox Marks. Discoloration of the paper or other surfaces by brownish or greyish spots, believed to be caused by micro-organisms (mold). This condition can, generally, be repaired by an art conservator.