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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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.
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/Palo Alto, CA: Kodansha International, 1967. First US Edition, First Printing. Quarto, xxii pages, 187 pages; VG/VG-; spine white, with pink and black lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering; mild shelf wear and scuffing; mild sunning to jacket spine; price uncut '$18.75'; previous owner's name at half title; profusely illustrated with full color tipped-in plates and black and white illustrations; text in English and Japanese; pages clean; shelved above Case 2.
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.
Munich, Germany: R. Piper & Co. Verlag, 1924. Large Octavo; 147 pages with 154 plates; G-; Quarter bound in black cloth with gold detailing and red paper boards; Boards shaken, bumping and rubbing to corners and along head edge, slight fraying along spine edges; Textblock has age toning and foxing to pages in forward half, split hinge along title page, splitting to hinge in rear of textblock; Text in German; Shelved Japanese Art.