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Masterpieces Selected from the Fine Arts of the Far East, Japan  

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Masterpieces Selected from the Fine Arts of the Far East

Tajima, Shiichi, ed. and Segai Omura


The Shimbi Shoin



8 volumes. Illustrated with numerous plates, some mounted and in color, others collotypes; printed tissue interleaves. 49.8x34 cm (19½x13½"), printed silk over boards, with purple side ties, top edge gilt.

Eight volumes on Japanese paintings and woodblock prints, along with History of Japanese Pictorial Art, with Explanatory Notes on and Critical Descriptions of Masterpieces Selected from the Fine Arts of the Far East. Part of a 16 volume series which includes an additional five volumes on Chinese paintings, and three on sculptures (not present here.) The images are reproduced in exactly the same style and time period as the originals, including woodcuts printed on silk. A key work in any collection on the art of the East. Also included are burlap chitsus boxes with bone clasps.

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Lot Amendments

Various states of wear; most volumes have some tears and rubbing to silk covers, some page toning and light foxing; overall very good.

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