1903-4 Japan and China: Their History Arts and Literature
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Illustrated, Limited Edition, Publishers' Original Binding
Scarcely seen complete in twelve volumes in such bright conditions. Limited Library Edition, this out of series. Eight volumes concerned with Japan, four with China.
Fascinating detailed survey on the history, arts, and literature of Japan and China by a foremost authority on the subject, Francis Brinkley: Anglo-Irish newspaper owner, editor and scholar who resided in Meiji period Japan for over forty years. He was the author of numerous books on Japanese culture, art, and architecture.
Featuring illustrations in colour, duo-tone, and black and white - some photographic plates as well as line drawings &c.
Illustrated with seventeen plates to vol. I; sixteen to vol. II; eighteen to vol. III; seventeen to vol. IV; sixteen to vol. V; eighteen to vol VI; thirty to vol VII; twenty-one to vol. VIII; nineteen to vol. IX; nineteen to vol. X; nineteen to vol. XI; sixteen to vol. XII. Collated, complete.
Ex libris bookplate to front pastedown from the library of zoologist and curator Oliver Impey and his wife neuroscientist and academic Jane Impey.
In the original publisher's uniform full cloth bindings. Externally very smart with minor shelf wear only, lightly faded to back strip. Boards lightly marked. Frontispiece vol 7 loose but present. Internally, firmly bound. Pages bright and clean.
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