1882. Item #84913
BOWES, James Lord. JAPANESE MARKS AND SEALS. London: Henry Sotheran & Co., London 1882. First edition. 4to., Original red bevelled cloth, gilt, t.e.g.; color frontis. + ix + color map of Japan + 379pp. Profusely illustrated in the text in b&w. Covers very good. Always found weak and partially disbound as the pages are brittle and perfect bound, as well. No exception here. A lovely book, deplorably constructed. (perhaps one might also use the current reprint to save wear and tear).