Shinsha Fuji Hyakuzu. [One hundred views of real Mount Fuji].
TANAKA Shigetaro (1898].)
£850.00 [First Edition]
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First edition. Part one (only published). Tohoku no bu. Numerous woodblock illustrations. Oblong ori-hon. Original covers with printed title-slips, very good condition. Modern chitsu. Tokyo, Toyodo, Meiji 31, [i.e.
A beautifully illustrated book of views of Mount Fuji, after drawings taken by the artist on the spot. The first two characters shinsha (true depictions) are an inversion of the word for photography 'shashin', and one can clearly detect the influence of photography on this most Japanese genre. Only the first part of the work was ever published. Not in Kerlen. Only one copy in OCLC.
Stock Code: 187919