Masterpieces in the
Masterpieces in the Imperial Fine Art Exhibition 1934, Shimbi Shoin Ltd, "Issued by "Tokyo-Fu" (Tokyo Prefecture), 8vo (7 1/2 x 10 1/2 in -- 19 x 26.3 cm), 151 black and white collotype plates reproducing various art works, text in Japanese and English, decorated maroon cloth, two string ties, 151 pp plus a 5 page appendix in Japanese text at the back after the colophon. It appears the book was specially prepared for presentation to "Representatives of the XVth international Conference of the Red Cross Held in Tokyo, October 29th, 1934." It has a page before the title page stating "Presented by Mr. Masayasu Kosaka, Governor of Tokyo-fu."
The book is a special presentation catalogue of art work in the 1934 Imperial Fine Art Exhibition. The art is presented in high quality collotype plates that state the title of the art and the artist in Japanese and English.
The 151 plates are printed on one side of the page on thin paper. The paper is a tannish color. Generally the plates have only one art work but a few show multiple items. To see the listing of all plates (including the artist) click here (Very Large Pic File).
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