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

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Estimate: US$150 - US$250
Price realised:  US$180
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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. (Folio) parchment-backed patterned boards, gilt-lettered spine, plain paper jacket. One of 450 copies printed by the Grabhorn Press. Fourth and last of the Japanese print series from the Grabhorn Collection. Prospectus laid in. GB 652. Lot Amendments Condition: Jacket a bit worn; volume fine. Item number: 258327

Informations about the auction
Auction house: PBA Galleries
Title: Sale 551 - Fine Literature - Miniature Books - Books in All Fields
Date of the auction: 15 Jan 2015
Address: PBA Galleries
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94109 San Francisco, CA
United States
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