Item #019472 Japanese photograph album
Japanese photograph album

Japanese photograph album

1880. Hardcover. 50 tinted photographs on 25 cards showing Japanese life and culture, including rural scenes such as Kiga, Hakone, costumes and domestic activities. Each image is named, interleaved with tissues. All edges gilt. The binding is exceptional with lacquered pictorial covers, the front board showing two figures with inset ivory faces and hands. Original morocco spine, gilt decorated.27.5 x 36 cm. The album is of complex construction with the boards heavier than the spine, and attached, although normally these boards are detached. Very minor damage to bottom corner of the front board. Exceptional collection of photographs from the 1880s showing life in the Meiji period. This is an especially fine copy of this rarity with the ivory inlays on the cover. Very Good. Item #019472

Price: $5,225.00 NZD

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