~~ Book 1904191101 ~~
A Leaf From the Diary of a Young Lady
A Leaf From the Diary of a Young Lady, Yokohama, Tamamura, c1904~c1916, oblong 8vo (10 x 7 1/4 in), black with gold floral/leaf pattern covers, cloth covered boards (decorated and plain), oblong 8vo (10 1/2 x 7 in - 24.2 x 19 cm), 24 pp. This book is composed of 24 hand colored collotype plates from photographs by Tamamura. Each plate has an English explanation of what it depicts. The images follow Miss "Tokimatsu" through a day. They start with receipt of a letter inviting her to a social event at a friend's home - dressing and preparing (several Kimono views) - arriving at the event (a tea) - the actual "tea ceremony" - playing the koto - drinking sake - return home in a jinrikisha - disrobing (several views of the kimono coming off but no nudity, shucks) - eating supper, smoking a pipe, going to sleep and dreaming of her "hero." The collotypes pages measure 7 x 9 1/2 inches. The image areas vary slightly but measure 4 1/4 ~ 4 1/2 x 5 1/2 ~ 6 inches. The collotypes are protected with tissue guards. There is no colophon. Kozaburo Tamamura (1856-1923?) was a foremost Japanese photographer.
The book has been confirmed with two slightly different title pages. The first has floral pattern decoration at the upper left and has the "K. Tamamura" imprint. To see this title page, click here. The second does not have the Tamamura imprint and has no decoration. To see this title page, click here.
The book was produced and marketed with and without the Tamamura imprint. While I have not seen the book, I have seen it listed and attributed to his successor, Takagi. I do not know if that book had the Takagi imprint.
The book was marketed with decorated cloth boards as well as plain cloth boards.
In the books I have examined some of the plate images are reversed (flipped 180 degrees on the horizontal axis). These are:
Plate 7. Departing with Umbrella
For more information on Kozaburo Tamamura, click here.
This book has the title page with the "K. Tamamura" imprint.
The Perry Expedition: General Information : Related Books/Pubs
The Lithographs: Characteristics : Condition : Listing : Buying
Order On-line: Lithograph Price List : Book Price List
ABE Book List: BaxleyBooks Inventory on ABE
Special Interest Books/Art:
~ K. Ogawa - Color Collotypes and Books/Prints
~ T. Hasegawa - Color Woodblock Books
~ Shimbi Shoin - Art Reproduction Books
~ Tamamura/Takagi, Kobe - Color Collotype Books
~ Georges Bigot - Etchings & Art
~ Keisuke Serizawa - Calendar Folios & Art
~ Woodblock Printing - Process & Miscellaneous Books
~ Japanese Woodblock Prints
~ Blackie the Photographer - Okinawa Photo Essay Books
Meiji Era - Japan Views & Images (Price Lists & Information):
~ Albumen 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
PayPal Accepted: Pay for Purchases with PayPal
Buying Books: Our Book Buying Interests
BaxleyStamps: Main Page : Ryukyu Stamps : Japan Stamps
Copyright and Fair Use Policy is here.