Boston: J. Millet Company, 1897. In fifteen parts, a total of 322pp. "bound in Japanese style," with numerous plates (chromolithographs, handcolored photographs, etc.). Folio. Each part in original cloth-backed printed wrappers. Front wrapper detached from first part only, edges chipped. Some moderate chipping to second part, at lower forecorner of front wrapper. Otherwise just some very minor chipping at edges of some wrappers. Generally a very nice, clean set. Item #WRCAM23795
This elaborate publication displays the general fascination with Japanese things in the West at the end of the 19th century. A notable and quite beautiful American color plate production, displaying an array of color printing formats, including chromolithographs and hand-coloring. BENNETT, p.18. McGRATH, p.171.