1919. Item #89484
[Sketch Tour Book] Starr, Frederick
Sanyō Angya Tōkaidō Angya 山陽行脚 東海道行脚.
Bunen'dō 文淵堂, publisher
Taishō 8 
[Sketch Tour Book] Starr, Frederick. Sanyō Angya Tōkaidō Angya 山陽行脚 東海道行脚. Tokyo: Bunen'dō 文淵堂, Taishō 8 . 6th printing (the first printing appeared in 1917). Small 8vo., 18 x 10.5cm, 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 赤松麟作 (1878-1953), Noda Kyūhō 野田九甫 (1879-1971), Hata Tsuneharu 幡 恒春(1883-? ), Mizushima Nihō (or Nihofu) 水島爾保布(1884-1958) and Nagai Hyōsai 永井瓢齊 (1882-1945). Those 5 artists had earlier in 1917 collaborated on Bunen'dō's ambitious Hanshin Meishō Zue 阪神名所図. 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.