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Sotheby auction of Vever Japanese print collection   

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Japanese Prints & Drawings from the Vever Collection

Hillier, Jack


Sotheby Park Bernet



Illustrated with numerous B&W and color photographs of Japanese art. 32.8x23 cm (13x9¼") brown cloth, top edges gilt, publisher dust jackets, publisher slipcase. Number 460 of 2000 copies. First Edition.

Published following the auction of this world famous collection of 970 items in two sessions, held in 1974 and 1975. Henri Vever was a prominent Parisian jeweler who began collecting Japanese prints in the 1880's. He sold many of his prints in the 1920's to a Japanese industrialist, Kojiro Matsukata, which later went to the Tokyo National Museum where they now form the main body of that Museum's collection. When he died in France in 1945 it was feared that his collection had disappeared. Its reappearance at the Sotheby auction is considered to be one of the greatest events in Japanese print-collecting history.

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Lot Amendments

Jackets for volume 2 and 3 with tiny chips at spine head; a bit of light shelf wear to slipcase; volumes fine in near fine jackets & case.

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