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Figure Prints of Old Japan: A Pictorial Pageant of Actors & Courtesans of the Eighteenth Century reproduced from the Prints in the Collection of Marjorie & Edwin Grabhorn

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Estimate: US$200 - US$300
Price realised:  US$120
Lot number 311, Views: 21

Title: Figure Prints of Old Japan: A Pictorial Pageant of Actors & Courtesans of the Eighteenth Century reproduced from the Prints in the Collection of Marjorie & Edwin Grabhorn Author: (Grabhorn, Edwin & Marjorie) Place: San Francisco Publisher: Book Club of California Date: 1959 Description: Introduction by Harold Stern. Illustrated with 56 collotype plates (52 in color) after Japanese wood-block prints. (Folio) original cloth-backed decorative boards, gilt-lettered spine label, decorative rice paper dust jacket. One of 400 copies printed by the Grabhorn Press. First of the Grabhorn's Japanese print series. Magnificent reproductions of ukiyo-e prints, colored with blocks made by the Grabhorns and Mallette Dean. With (possibly unique) decorative rice paper just jacket, not found in any other listing for the title. GB 611; BCC 103. Lot Amendments Condition: A bit of light toning to boards; else fine. Item number: 283832a

Informations about the auction
Auction house: PBA Galleries
Title: Sale 628: Illustrated Books - Children's Literature - Books in All Fields
Date of the auction: 2 Nov 2017
Address: PBA Galleries
1233 Sutter Street
94109 San Francisco, CA
United States
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