Figure Prints of Old Japan. [With:] Landscape Prints of Old Japan. [With:] Twelve Wood-Block Prints of Kitagawa Utamoro Illustrating the Process of Silk Culture. [With:] Ukiyo-e, "The Floating World.
by Grabhorn, Ed.
4 vols. San Francisco: The Book Club of California, 1959-60-62-65. 4 vols., folio, original decorated boards, cloth spines (slightly faded), printed paper labels. Numerous full-page illustrations reproduced from Japanese woodcuts from the collection of Ed Grabhorn. Limited to 400, 400, 400, and 450 copies, with the original prospectus loosely inserted in each copy. A very fine series of reproductions of cuts from great Japanese woodblock artists such as Hokusai, Hiroshige and Utamaro, among others, all from Ed Grabhorn’s collection. (Inventory #: 109962)
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