Captain F. Brinkley - Japan. Its History, Arts, and Literature. Vol 1-8. - 1901/1902

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Captain F. Brinkley - Japan. Its History, Arts, and Literature. Vol 1-8. - 1901/1902
Art, Histoire, Livres illustrés - Quantité : 8 - Édition limitée, Édition numérotée, Illustrations mise en couleurs à la main - Livre

This ten volume work has been published in at least sixteen different editions in 1897-1898, with hand coloured albumin photos. More than 344,500 photos were printed and tipped-in for this purpose.

This later edition of eight volumes, containing partly the same photos, has more than 143 images, many being hand coloured collotypes printed on special paper. This is no. 102 from a limited edition of 1,000.

In mixed condition. This is a so-called ‘working copy’. Volumes 1, 6 and 7 have water stains and are in bad condition. Volumes 3 and 8 are reasonable, and volumes 2, 4 and 5 are in good condition. Linen bindings with red leather vignettes on the spine, gilded page edges on the top.

Captain Brinkley came to Japan in 1867 as a ship’s officer and married the daughter of a samurai and this way learned to speak, read and write the language. He became professor of mathematics at the later Tokyo University and became owner, editor and publisher of the Japan Mail.

The publication of the book was sponsored by the Japanese government for promotion purposes after the victory on China.

Informations du lot
Object
Livre
Nombre de livres
8
Sujet
Art, Histoire, Livres illustrés
Auteur/ Illustrateur
Captain F. Brinkley
Titre du livre
Japan. Its History, Arts, and Literature. Vol 1-8.
État
Varié / Divers
Année de publication de l’ouvrage le plus ancien
1901
Année de publication de l’ouvrage le plus récent
1902
Édition
1ère édition dans ce format
Langue
Anglais
Langue originale
Oui
Éditeur
London, J.B. Millet, 1901
Reliure
Couverture rigide
Extras
Édition limitée, Édition numérotée, Illustrations mise en couleurs à la main
Nombre de pages
3752
Dimensions
24×16 cm
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