Mr. Gladstone's washi: a survey of Reports on the Manufacture of Paper in Japan: the Parkes report of 1871
Mr. Gladstone's washi: a survey of Reports on the Manufacture of Paper in Japan: the Parkes report of 1871

Mr. Gladstone's washi: a survey of Reports on the Manufacture of Paper in Japan: the Parkes report of 1871

Newtown: Bird & Bull Press, 1984. Edition limited to 500 copies (this no. 223), 4to, pp. x, 43, [1], followed by a facsimile of the Parkes report, 19 facsimile water colors (depicting 20 figures), and facsimile leaves of the papermaking manual Kamisuki chohoki; original maroon morocco-backed decorative paper-covered boards, black morocco label on spine. Accompanied by a separate folio with an extra suite of the 19 watercolors; together in the publisher's slipcase; fine. Henry Parkes was sent to Japan to survey the Japanese paper-making process in 1869. The paintings included were commissioned specifically for this report and were likely copied in part from Kamisuki chohoki. Thirty A38. Item #50424

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