Lot 226 of 515:
A Model Japanese Villa, 1899  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$420
Estimate:
$400 - $600

Title:
A Model Japanese Villa
Author:
Ogawa, K[azumasa]
Place:
Tokyo
Publisher:
[Ogawa]
Date:
[1899]
Description:

Eighteen hand-colored collotype photographs, all but four full-page. Captioned in English. Oblong, 10¼x14", original crepe-covered boards with printed paper label and purple ties.

Lovely series depicting the residence of Count Okuma, the "Sage of Waseda" who founded the University there. Count Okuma was "a living model of the traditional samurai in his private and social relations" (preface) and his villa and gardens reflect that. The coloring is particularly vivid.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Staining and tears to front cover, ropes holding book together have frayed and binding is loose; some toning to pages; overall good.
 
Item number:
308912a
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