Tokyo: 洪洋社 (Koyosha), 1919. Hardcover. Octavo. String-tied portfolio, containing 51 loose leaves. Illustrated front cover with modernist design and typography in black, white and orange. Orange and white lettering on the front cover, white lettering on the spine. Of the 51 leaves, 50 are single sided plates of b/w photogravure images. Each plate is labeled and captioned at the bottom. The initial introductory text plate has a table of contents on the verso. The work, part of of the expansive series of photographic architectural portfolios from the publisher, is a visual survey of traditional Japanese walls. These are walls from a variety structures including villas, homes and shops. The walls examined are made from wood, plaster, stone, and combinations thereof.
Text in Japanese.
Portfolio with some sunning and minor staining along edges. Minor marking in blue pen and a small water stain to the left side of the front cover. Spine sunned. Light age toning to the edges of plates, a few plates with minor to light water stains. Images unaffected, clean and vibrant. Portfolio in very good-, plates in very good- to near fine condition overall. Extremely scarce. vg- to near fine. Item #47044
* One copy found on OCLC.