By Mortimer Menpes; Dorothy Menpes
London   Adam and Charles Black
11" by 9" xiv [2], 3-206, 1pp
A signed Limited Edition of this beautifully illustrated record of an English artist's travels in late nineteenth century Japan. Illustrated throughout with full colour plates.
By Mortimer Menpes; Dorothy Menpes

1901 Japan, A Record in Colour

London   Adam and Charles Black
11" by 9" xiv [2], 3-206, 1pp
A signed Limited Edition of this beautifully illustrated record of an English artist's travels in late nineteenth century Japan. Illustrated throughout with full colour plates.
£125.00
: 3kgs / : 800F40

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Colour Plates, First Edition, Illustrated, Limited Edition, Publishers' Original Binding, Signed

A signed first edition Edition de Luxe of this beautifully illustrated turn of the century study of Japan. No. 170 of 600 copies printed in this edition, and signed by the author and illustrator, artist Mortimer Menpes.

A fascinating artistic record of Menpes's 1887 visit to Japan, with notes made on the journey transcribed by his daughter, Dorothy Whistler. Menpes discusses Geisha, Japanese gardens, painters in Japan and the lives of Japanese children.

Accompanying these descriptive passages are 100 bright full colour plates, reproductions of watercolours made by Menpes during his travels. Collated, complete.

With a contemporary inscription to the front free endpaper.

Condition

In the publisher's original cloth binding, rebacked, and with original cloth back strip laid down. Significant discolouration to back strip, with marks to boards. Front hinge starting, with board holding firm. Contemporary inscription to front free endpaper. Internally, firmly bound. Pages clean and bright.

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