Meiji 16. 1883.
Japanese accordion style book (orihon), 10 numbered double page color lithograph illustrations (multiple images per page), 9 3/4 x 6 3/4 inches, patterned cloth-covered boards. Wear to cover extremities, interior in very good condition. The illustrations feature details of brocade cloths, exquisitely printed to give the effect of the real thing. An early example of Japanese color lithography, and an item of interest to fabric and clothing historians. Item #45235