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Twelve Wood-Block Prints of Kitagawa Utamaro illustrating the Process of Silk Culture

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Estimate: US$100 - US$150
Price realised:  US$60
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Title: Twelve Wood-Block Prints of Kitagawa Utamaro illustrating the Process of Silk Culture Author: Utamaro, Kitagawa Place: San Francisco Publisher: Book Club of California Date: 1965 Description: Introduction by Jack Hillier Illustrated with 12 collotype plates after Utamaro (colored with blocks engraved by Irma Grabhorn) from originals in the collection of Edwin & Irma Grabhorn. 15x10, half parchment and patterned boards, gilt-lettered spine. 1 of 450 copies printed by the Grabhorn Press. Fourth and last of the Japanese print series from the Grabhorn Collection. GB 652. Lot Amendments Condition: A bit of soiling to parchment, near fine. Item number: 218094

Informations about the auction
Auction house: PBA Galleries
Title: Sale 566 - Fine Books in All Fields - Limited Editions Club
Date of the auction: 6 Aug 2015
Address: PBA Galleries
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94109 San Francisco, CA
United States
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