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Arusu Shashin Nenkan - The ARS Annual for Photographers 1926.

TAKAKUWA Katsuo editor (1926].)

£650.00  [First Edition]

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First edition. 72 photographic plates. Japanese text with English abstract. 8vo. Original boards in slipcase, minor damage to headcaps, still a very good copy. 85(text), [vi](ads.)pp. Tokyo, Ars, dated: Taisho 15, [i.e.

A beautifully produced yearbook published at the end of the Taisho period with contributions by Abe Shin-ichi, Hirao Keiji, Kakefuda Isao, Nishiyama Kiyoshi, Suzuki Hachiro, Takayama Masataka, and many others. It is a superb example of the transition from Geijutsu shashin to Shashin Geijutsu, asserting the artificiality of Camera. The latter part of the yearbook provides information for all the photography clubs throughout Japan together with addresses, founding dates, membership numbers, as well as the names of the founders/leaders/chairmen. This is followed by a list of photographic supply stores in Japan. Only one copy in OCLC.

Stock Code: 210797