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    Sale 2270 | Lot 4
    Price Realized: $4,080With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2270 Lot 4

      KIMBEI, KUSAKABE (1841-1934)
      Album containing 50 delicately hand-colored photographs of Japan, including lovely landscapes, detailed urban scenes, temples, geishas, merchants, and even a wedding ceremony. Hand-colored mounted albumen prints, each approxmately 8x10 1/4 inches (20.3x26 cm.), and the reverse, nearly all with an inventory number in the negative and all but one with a typed caption label, in English, on the mounts below the image area. Oblong folio, rebound? in blue cloth with applied decorative elements, partially detached from the text block; with a faint Kimbei stamp, a Yokohama stamp, and the original owner's inscription and date, in ink, on the front free endpaper; all edges gilt. 1887

      Estimate $3,000 - 4,500

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $4,080