~~ Book 1906200805a ~~
Book. The book is in Very Good condition. The binding and cover are solid and hinges unbroken. Internally there are very scattered small stain areas in the plate margins. There is scattered light foxing but it is confined primarily to the plate margins. All tissue guards are present.
Folding Case. The folding case is in Poor condition. While all hinges are unbroken, the majority of the cloth covering on the sides is broken, scraped or missing.
Artistic Japan, Views in the Land of the Rising Sun, Kobe, Japan, Tamamura, nd (c1906), oblong 5 5/8 x 14 3/4 in (14.1 x 39.7 cm), cloth covered outer flexible boards with single string tie, thick brown paper inner cover, housed in cloth covered wrap-around case, unnumbered but 24 plates. The title Artistic Japan is printed on the front board. The inner cover page indicates "Collotyped and Hand Painted by Tamamura, The Photographer, Kobe, Japan" and carries the second title Views in the Land of the Rising Sun. This book is composed of 24 hand colored collotype photographs by "Tamamura the Photographer" actually printed on the plate. Each plate has a type set descriptive caption printed at the bottom left of the image. The collotypes are protected with tissue guards. There is no colophon.
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Unnamed Bound Folio of Tipped to Plate Prints (25 plates - 7 3/4 x 17 in (20 x 43 cm))
Characteristic Japan. Views and Characters in the Land of the Rising Sun (24 plates - 7 1/2 x 16 1/2 in (19 x 42 cm))
Artistic Japan, Views in the Land of the Rising Sun (22 plates - 5 5/8 x 15 1/2 in (14.1 x 40 cm))
Artistic Japan, Views in the Land of the Rising Sun (24 plates - 5 5/8 x 14 3/4 in (14.1 x 39.7 cm))
All Plates: Mukojima, Tokio, During the Cherry-Blossom Season A Forest Scene Home Sweet Home. Farmers and Peasants' Abodes Nature in its Winter Dress An Old Temple in a Lonely Spot The Sacred Mountain, Fujiyama, from Yoshiwara The Grove of Pines The Jinrikisha in the Country The Historic Kinkakuji (Golden Temple) at Kioto The Arashiyama Rapids at Kobe The Halting of Arashiyama Rapids, the Boating Terminus One of the Private Gardens at Kioto The Kitase Temple, at Kyoto, in the Foreground A Pond Amidst the Trees at Nara (The Sarusawa Pond) A Scene in the Nara Park; (The Deer are Sacred Here) The Daibutsuden, Nara; The Temple Containing the Colossal Image of Buddha The Ancient Castle of Osaka Busy Kobe; A Native Part of the City Tarumi Village, A Few Miles West of Kobe A Scene on the Road to Maiko, A Few Miles West of Kobe "In the Gloaming" at Maiko Farmers Seclusive Retreats A View of the Inland Sea; Beauty Covers the Hidden Dangers The Brook in Shimogano Park, at Kioto (vertical format) Close-up of Hand Colored Collotype Image (Plate 18 - Busy Kobe; A Native Part of the City)Listing of Plates:
**Slightly different image than in 22 plate edition.
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