~~ Set 1910110313 ~~

Color Collotype Books

Japanese Views and Characters, Volume II
(Yokohama, Kamakura, Fuji and Nagoya)

Type 2

 

Set 1910110312
Japenses Views and Characters, 3 Books

Volume I (Type 2). (Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, Kobe and Nagasaki)
Volume II (Type 2). (Yokohama, Kamakura, Fuji and Nagoya)
Volume III (Type 2). (Tokio and Nikko)
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Matched Set.

This is a matched set. The boards are all covered with the same fabric and the cover illustrations are very similar and have the same theme which is a lakeside cottage with a boat in the foreground. The books are all the same size. To see the covers of all three books, click here. To see the title pages of all three books, click here.

Condition.

General Comments Regarding Volumes I, II and III. All three books are in Very Good condition. The covers have wear which is primarily confined to the edges which have scraped areas. As usual, the inside front and back hinges are cracked. Throughout there are small smudges in the margins of the plates. All plates are protected by tissue guards. The condition of the spine covering is discussed below. The bindings are solid but not tight as the plates are held in place completely by the string ties and these have loosened. These books were issued with approximately 1 in of the spine covered with a silk type cloth at the top and bottom.

Specific Comments:

Volume I, Type 2. One plate (Cherry Blossoms and Jinrikisha) has a tear in starting in the right margin and extending 1 cm into the collotype image. The spine covering (top and bottom) is present but both are broken.

Volume II, Type 2. The "Tea Picking plate is inserted upside down. The top and bottom spine covering are both missing.

Volume III, Type 2. The "Cherry Blossoms at Uyeno, Tokyo" plate has a discolored area at the bottom middle and it extends into the image area. The bottom spine covering is present and the top spine covering is missing.

 
Tamamura, Kozaburo :
Japanese Views and Characters, Vol. II (Yokohama, Kamakura, Fuji and Nagoya), M. Fujii & Company, ca 1910, horizontal 8vo (6 x 9 in - 15.2 x 23 cm), 24 hand colored collotype plates with captions in English, tissue guards, hard boards covered with fabric, string tied, unpaginated. The actual images are approximately 4 x 6 in (10.5 x 15 cm). The hand coloring of the collotype plates in these books is well executed with a wide range of colors employed, to include pastels.

I have examined three types of this book. They had different hand coloring on the front cover and on the title page. While they all have 24 plates and most of the plates were the same, the captions under the plates sometimes varied slightly. In types 1 and type 2 the images of the "Bund of Yokohama" are different. The sequence of the plates in type 1 and type 2 books is significantly different. In the type 3 book there are a couple of different images not found in the type 1 or 2 books. This is a type 2 book.

 

Title Page

Type 2

 
Titles of the 24 Plates

  1. Welcome

  2. Bund of Yokohama from the Grand Hotel
    (Image in Type 2 book only)

  3. Bentendori, Yokohama

  4. Enjoying Them Selves at the Cherry Blossoms

  5. General View of Yokohama
  6. Boys Holiday on the 5th of May (Paper Carps)
  7. Seaking for the Shell-Fish at the Spring Low-Tide
  8. Mississippi-Bay of Yokohama

  9. Playing Harp, "Koto"

  10. Daibutsu at Kamakura
  11. Enoshima

  12. Wrestling

  13. A Ferry Boat
  14. Tea and "Tabako"
  15. Tamadare Water-Fall, Near Miyanoshita
  16. "Cago" on the Way to Hakone
  17. Plowing

  18. Fujiyama from Tagonoura

  19. Tea Picking

  20. Baskets Peller

  21. Castle of Nagoya
  22. Chrysanthemums
  23. Lake Biwa from Miidera, Otsu

  24. Mother Says, I Must Neither Talk, Listen, Nor Look

Close-up

No Colophon.

Set 1910110312
Japenses Views and Characters, 3 Books

Volume I (Type 2). (Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, Kobe and Nagasaki)
Volume II (Type 2). (Yokohama, Kamakura, Fuji and Nagoya)
Volume III (Type 2). (Tokio and Nikko)
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Listing of Plates without Pictures.

     1. Welcome  
     2. Bund of Yokohama from the Grand Hotel  (Different Images in Type 1 & 2)
     3. Bentendori, Yokohama  
     4. Enjoying Them Selves at the Cherry Blossoms  
     5. General View of Yokohama
     6. Boys Holiday on the 5th of May (Paper Carps)
     7. Seaking for the Shell-Fish at the Spring Low-Tide
     8. Mississippi-Bay of Yokohama  
     9. Playing Harp, "Koto"  
    10. Daibutsu at Kamakura
    11. Enoshima  
    12. Wrestling  
    13. A Ferry Boat
    14. Tea and "Tabako"
    15. Tamadare Water-Fall, Near Miyanoshita
    16. "Cago" on the Way to Hakone
    17. Plowing  
    18. Fujiyama from Tagonoura  
    19. Tea Picking  
    20. Baskets Peller  
    21. Castle of Nagoya
    22. Chrysanthemums
    23. Lake Biwa from Miidera, Otsu
    24. Mother Says, I Must Neither Talk, Listen, Nor Look

Set 1910110312
Japenses Views and Characters, 3 Books

Volume I (Type 2). (Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, Kobe and Nagasaki)
Volume II (Type 2). (Yokohama, Kamakura, Fuji and Nagoya)
Volume III (Type 2). (Tokio and Nikko)
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