Lot 219 of 253:
Kitagawa Utamaro inscribed by the Grabhorns  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$120
Estimate:
$200 - $300

Title:
Twelve Wood-Block Prints of Kitagawa Utamaro illustrating the Process of Silk Culture
Author:
Utamaro, Kitagawa
Place:
San Francisco
Publisher:
Book Club of California
Date:
1965
Description:

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.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Fine.
 
Item number:
283867
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