c.1890. 19th century Japan (likely Meiji period) silk fabric tapestry measures ~110" x 21" and features two dragons. Wear throughout tapestry with some loss of fabric; some lose gold threads and stitching (primarily the faces of the dragons); stitching along the seams (all sides) has frayed/broken in some places; one area on back appears to be a patch (upper left corner).
Japanese Art [Dupont Only]
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Tokyo: Yamatane Museum of Art, 1976. Quarto; xiv, 21 pages and unpaginated plates; VG; full textured teal cloth binding with gilt and grey titling to right cover and spine, housed in a VG cream cloth slipcase with grey titling to the spine; mild shelfwear to covers and slipcase, including a few small scuffs and stains to the slipcase, as well as slight bowing of the cover away from the textblock; small mild stain to the top edge of the textblock, otherwise clean; full cover photographs throughout; shelved front table.
Kyoto: Kyoto Shogoin, 1988. Folio, 281 pages; bound in brown silk-like fabric, housed in a brown slipcase, housed in a light brown cardboard box with Japanese lettering; This book selects 326 pieces of enamel painting and lacquer craftsmanship from the Hyokawa and Edo eras and the Ming and Qing dynasties. It includes 2 sets of national treasures that have been recognized for the first time; shelved Front Table.
Osaka, Japan: Asahi Shimbun, 1995. First Edition, First Printing. Quarto; 2 volumes; VG; two full printed paper bindings housed in a VG orange patterned cardboard slipcase; mild shelfwear to slipcase and spines; textblocks clean; both volumes in Japanese and English, with black and white photographs throughout one volume and full color photographs throughout the other; shelved Front Table.
Cologne: Konemann, 1999. First Edition Thus, First Printing. Quarto, 739 pages; VG-/VG-; spine red, with white lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering; mild shelf wear and soiling; corners bumped; mild wear to crown and tail of jacket spine; profusely illustrated with full color photos; pages clean; shelved Front Table.
New York: Radio House Art Publishing, 2000. Quarto; 172 pages; VG-/VG-; Silver spine with White text; White paper wraps; Includes VG saddle-stitched paperback list of plates (Text in Japanese); Housed in publisher's VG- Gray slipcase; Slipcase has minor edgewear and shelfwear; Gift inscription on title page; Text in Japanese and English; Shelved Case 11.
Bijutsu Shuppan-sha, 1972. Limited Edition, #62/2250. Quarto, 317 pages; VG; bound in blue cloth, housed in a VG green cloth clamshell housed in a VG gray slipcase; mild rubbing to slipcase, minimal wear to book; Of the 2250 copies, 200 have been numbered 1-200 an published as a deluxe edition with the signature of Masuo Ikeda and three original colored intaglios; Shelved case 11.
Tokyo: Kodansha International Ltd., 1973. First Edition, First Printing. Quarto, 3 vols.; VG-; vol. 1 in full green cloth binding; vol. 2 in full purple cloth binding; vol. 3 paperback with black paper covers; housed in VG- black cloth slipcase; mild shelf wear and scuffing; some sunning to spines; profusely illustrated in full color and black and white; pages clean; shelved Front Table.
London: Robert G. Sawers, 1982. Limited Edition. Folio; 389 pages; VG-; Fully bound in Brown cloth with gilt lettering; Housed in publisher's G+ beige Slipcase; Slipcase has black marks on both covers, bumping along spine edges; Boards have minor edgewear and shelfwear; Limited edition #459 of 1000; Shelved case 11.
Ithaca, NY/New York City: Cornell University Press/Phaidon, 1982. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 208 pages; VG/VG; spine gray, with white and black lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering; mild shelf wear and soiling; profusely illustrated in full color and black and white; pages clean; shelved Japanese Art.