1919. Item #89484
[Sketch Tour Book] Starr, Frederick. SANYO^ ANGYA. TO^KAIDO^ ANGYA. Tokyo: Bunen'do^, Taisho^ 8  6th printing (the first printing appeared in 1917). Small 8vo., 18 x 10.5 cm, woodblock printed paper over flexible boards. Includes 27 b+w full page woodcuts, many textual ills, 7 photo plates and a total of 11 full page color woodblock plates by Akamatsu Rinsaku, Noda Kyu^ho^, Hata Tsuneharu, Mizushima Nihofu and Nagai Hyo^sai. Those 5 artists had earlier in 1917 collaborated on Bunen'do^'s ambitious HANSHIN MEISHO^ ZUE. Nakazawa Hiromitsu and others were also involved with Starr's work, which is a compilation of travel articles on Central Japan originally done for the Osaka Asahi newspaper. [For more information, refer to Scott Johnson's article in ANDON 37, p. 30] This copy is very good in a rubbed original slipcase, which is illustrated with color woodcut. Unusual in any event, particularly so in such nice condition.