Illustrated Catalogue of Garden and Lawn Pieces.
HIRAYAMA FIRE WORKS (1900].)
£750.00 [First Edition]
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First and only edition. 40 numbered illustrations. Small 8vo. Original decorated wrappers, a very good copy. [iv]pp., 40ff, [ii]pp. Yokohama, n.d., [but ca. 1890]. Together with: Illustrated Catalogue of Night Bombshells of the Hirayama Fireworks Co., established 1876. First edition. 12 coloured plates containing over 200 illustrations of fireworks as well as a full-page plan of the factory. 8vo. Original printed wrappers, slightly worn. [ii](text)pp. Yokohama, ca. 1910. Together with one large folding sheet entitled: "Directions for Unloaded Bombshells" measuring ca. 36x38cm. Stencil-coloured. n.p., n.d., [but ca.
"Hirayama's Well-Known Make has gained a national reputation, and in quality and design we guarantee our goods to be far superior to any goods manufactured in Japan... The illustrations in this new catalogue are inserted merely for the purpose of giving rough representation of the fireworks, which include many new-fangled pieces... The Bombshells specially prepared for export, which are proof against fire and water, will be shipped to any part of the world." Two beautifully illustrated catalogue of fireworks as well as a sheet of instructions on how to light the fireworks. Extremely rare No copy in OCLC.
Stock Code: 195081