Subjects Portrayed in Japanese Colour-Prints: A Collector's Guide to All the Subjects Illustrated Including an Exhaustive Account of the 'Chushingua' and Other Famous Plays, Together with a 'Causerie' on the Japanese Theater.
Stewart, Basil.

London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., 1922. First edition of one of the first attempts to classify Japanese prints, based on schools and subject matter. This is a revision of an earlier work that the author published in 1920. Illustrated with reproductions of over 270 prints from the author's collection and other sources, 22 in color. Bibliography and index. With appendices on the dating of Japanese prints, a chronological table and list of Ukiyoye artists. Also with reproductions of artists' signatures, publisher's seals, and actors' crests. Top corners bumped, front hinge starting to crack, but sound. A very good, clean copy. Tan cloth over blue paper boards, gilt black morocco spine label. Folio. xvi, 380 pp. (Item ID: 15167)

$350.00

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