Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller
白鶴帖 Hakutsurujō (Album of Japanese and Chinese Art) (2 vols.). n/a.
白鶴帖 Hakutsurujō (Album of Japanese and Chinese Art) (2 vols.)
白鶴帖 Hakutsurujō (Album of Japanese and Chinese Art) (2 vols.)
白鶴帖 Hakutsurujō (Album of Japanese and Chinese Art) (2 vols.)
白鶴帖 Hakutsurujō (Album of Japanese and Chinese Art) (2 vols.)
白鶴帖 Hakutsurujō (Album of Japanese and Chinese Art) (2 vols.)
白鶴帖 Hakutsurujō (Album of Japanese and Chinese Art) (2 vols.)
白鶴帖 Hakutsurujō (Album of Japanese and Chinese Art) (2 vols.)
白鶴帖 Hakutsurujō (Album of Japanese and Chinese Art) (2 vols.)
白鶴帖 Hakutsurujō (Album of Japanese and Chinese Art) (2 vols.)

白鶴帖 Hakutsurujō (Album of Japanese and Chinese Art) (2 vols.)

京都 (Kyoto): 嘉納鶴堂 (Kanokakudo), 1907. Ex-Library, first edition. Hardcover. Elephant folios. 12x17". Unpaginated. Vol.1: 42 plates. Vol.2: 61 plates. Rattan cloth portfolio with bone fasteners. Grey silk label with black lettering and gilt ruling, on the front cover of the portfolio. Decorative brown cloth boards, with green string-tied bindings. Black lettering over white silk labels with gilt ruling, on the front covers of both volumes. Gilt-speckled endpapers. #93 (see stickers on the colophon pages at the rear) of a limited edition of an unknown qaunitity, originally not printed for sale. The two volume set features a total of 103 plates of beautifully reproduced works from Japanese artists, many of whose works were highly influenced by Chinese art. Each volume has a some pages of printed poems reproducing masterful calligraphic text by important historical Japanese emperors and monks. Vol.1 contains gorgeous color lithographs with elaborate gilt and silver over-painting, depicting various pieces of Chinese decorative art, including vases, boxes, plates, furniture and other items. Vol.2 contains work in the genres of landscape, historical and "bird and flower" paintings, in b/w photogravure. Each plate is accompanied by a protective tissue guard, with black lettering giving information on the plate. Both volumes contain a comprehensive list of the plates at the front. Binding by Unsodo (the publishing house). Text in Japanese.

Portfolio with some rubbing, fraying and/or splitting along the hinges. Bindings with light rubbing to extremities. Some light scratches and smudging to the covers. A few small abrasions and worm holes to the back cover of vol.2. Interiors with light damp staining to endpapers. A few small holes to along the gutter of the first leaves of vol.2. Tissue guards in both volumes with some age toning and some sporadic light foxing, and a small number with vertical creases. A few plates with minor water stains and/or smudges to the margins. Images mostly unaffected. Portfolio in good-, bindings in good, interiors in very good- condition overall. g- to vg-. Item #41244

Price: $3,500.00

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