= Nihon fuuzoku (Japanese Costumes). N. T.
= Nihon fuuzoku (Japanese Costumes)
= Nihon fuuzoku (Japanese Costumes)
= Nihon fuuzoku (Japanese Costumes)
= Nihon fuuzoku (Japanese Costumes)

= Nihon fuuzoku (Japanese Costumes)

Osaka: Poole Women's College, [i.e. 1890]. A delicate and magnificent Japanese rarity in fine condition: 3 volumes, contained within a printed wrap-around band, together in a single pictorial sleeve, each volume approx. 4½ x 3¼", printed and bound in the Japanese manner in decorative paper wrappers, each with a double-page folding color woodblock panorama (The Daimyos Procession, The Procession of the Mikado, and The Bridal Procession of the Common People), and each followed by 26 (for a total of 78) color woodblocks of samuris, court officials, nobles, servants, merchants, girls of high and low station, nurses, weavers, cooks, soldiers, courtiers, fishermen, etc., indeed, the entire panoply of Japanese society. From the Preface, "These books are not only designed to please children, but to show the manners and customs of the ancient and modern people of Nippon. The fine illustrations afford an important aid in this respect. It is through the eye that the understanding itself is most quickly reached." Item #33929

Price: $3,500.00

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