Lot 258 of 364:
Color-block Printing, the Page by Page Process  

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Lot closed - Sold For:$180
Estimate:
$300 - $500

Title:
The Process of Color-Block Printing.
Author:
Watanabe, S.
Place:
No place
Publisher:
Date:
c.1910
Description:

Illustrated with 14 plates showing how color is added to an image of Mt. Fuji in springtime. 5½x3½, boards, paper cover label, accordion binding. Likely First Edition. 

The first page shows the outline block, and the following pages show the successive shading of colors. The left side of each page shows the cumulative effect after each step in the printing. All these blocks are cut from cherry-wood, and the paper is made of the fibers taken from the Kozo, or species of paper mulberry, "to which not a bit of pulp is mixed and is all handmade."

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Small stain to front cover, tiny bit of offset from removed label to rear cover, else very good; scarce.
 
Item number:
287208
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