Oct 22, 2020 - Sale 2548

Sale 2548 - Lot 1

Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 4,500
Japan, Described and Illustrated by the Japanese, Sections I-X.
Written by Eminent Japanese Authorities and Scholars. With an essay by Kakuzo Okakura. Imported and printed for Mr. Wm. C. Nesmith. Together, 10 volumes. Exquisitely illustrated with ten frontispieces of mounted original examples of Japanese art, mounted and matted hand-colored albumen photographs, color/zylograph plates reproducing noted Japanese art, and approximately 200 in-text mounted hand-colored albumen photographs. Folios, each volume in sumptuous embroidered silk with tassels, very minor wear; each volume with the letter "N" and the section number, in ink, on the colophon; without the two-volume supplement Art of Japan. GREAT MIKADO EDITION, ONE OF 25 LETTERED COPIES.
Boston: J. B. Millet Co., 1897