REGAMEY Felix (1903.)
£380.00 [First Edition]
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First edition, no. 209 of a limited edition of 1000 copies. Numerous illustrations in the text, section titles printed in colour lithography. Small folio. Rebound in blue cloth, gillt device of the Japan Society on top board, original flexible decorated boards bound in, a close to fine copy. [ii], 306, [vi]pp. Paris, Paelot et Cie,
A beautifully illustrated overview of Japan at the turn of the century. The French artist and caricaturist Felix Regamey (1844-1907) first visited Japan in 1878 and was deeply impressed by the country and its culture. Together with his friend Emile Guimet he published the famous 'Promenades Japonaises' which contributed to the Japonisme movement in France. The present book is based on his impressions during a further visit in 1899. His lively illustrations capture the spirit of every-day life in Meiji Japan.
Stock Code: 247040