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Kitagawa Utamaro inscribed by the Grabhorns  

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Twelve Wood-Block Prints of Kitagawa Utamaro illustrating the Process of Silk Culture

Utamaro, Kitagawa

San Francisco

Book Club of California



Introduction by Jack Hillier. Illustrated with 12 collotype plates after Utamaro (colored with blocks engraved by Irma Grabhorn) from originals in the collection of Edwin & Irma Grabhorn. (Folio) parchment-backed patterned boards, gilt-lettered spine label. One of 450 copies printed by the Grabhorn Press.

Inscribed on the front free endpaper, likely in the hand of Jane Grabhorn: "With most sincere regards and gratitude for B.S. and Dorothy Feigenbaum, from Robert and Jane Grabhorn - December 3, 1965." Fourth and last of the Japanese print series from the Grabhorn Collection. Scarce inscribed copy. BCC 121; GB 652.

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