Boston: J B Millet, 1897. Limited edition, number 445 of 750 copies. Volumes 1, 2, and 4 only (of 10), large folio. Photographic illustrations. Deluxe publisher's binding in Japanese style vari-colored brocaded silk over boards, with tassels and cords. Some wear to bindings, a few corners peeled. Item #401823
With an essay on Japanese Art by Kakuzo Okakura, Director of the Imperial Art School at Tokyo, Japan. "The initial letters and tailpieces are reproduced from special designs furnished by the Imperial art school at Tokyo. The collotype prints of Japanese flowers are made in Tokyo by K. Ogawa. The decorative designs by Japanese artists have been carefully selected from a large collection ... The photographs are all made and colored by hand in Japan ... The half-tone illustrations ... are reproductions of photographs carefully selected in Japan under Japanese guidance" (Introduction by Arthur J. Mundy).