1886. Item #82992
ANDERSON, William. THE PICTORIAL ARTS OF JAPAN. With a Brief Historical Sketch of the Associated Arts, and Some Remarks upon the Pictorial Art of the Chinese and Korean. Boston & New York: Houghton Mifflin & Company, 1886 Folio. Each plate has a guard which is printed with a line illustration on one side and descriptive text on the reverse. Publisher's morocco spine and pebbled cloth. xx, 276 pages, 80 plates, 16 of which are chromolithographs, 146 additional illustrations in the text. "Gabriel Weisberg, in Japonisme, an Annotated Bibliography, referred Anderson's book as 'a seminal work on the pictoral arts of Japan.' It is also certainly one of the most beautiful. The combination of chromolithography, collotype photographs and original Japanese woodblock prints are handsome. Anderson's text builds on the early writings by Jarves, Alcock, Audsley, and Bowes, and extends it with great expertise." [cit. BookPress] The boards are worn, as is the spine; the boards are detached and affixed to the spine with black electrical tape. Exlibrary with usual markings. Half title is detached, laid in, with nicked edges. Complete, a fair to good copy with fine contents, needs work on the binding.