Boston and Tokyo. J. B. Millet Company. 1904.
Set of FIVE VOLUMES, frontispiece to each volume (handcolored albumen print with tissue guard), black and white photo illustrations with tissue guards throughout, pages: xii+262; viii+248; viii+257; viii+252; viii+281; 9 1/4 x 6 1/2 inches, blue cloth-covered boards with decorative gilt-lettered spine, two edge gilt, other edges uncut. Light wear to head and tail of spines, very good condition with spine gilt particularly fresh. Following the success of the deluxe folio editions of this title, this more modest but still elegant trade edition was published by the original publishers in 1904. The volumes offer an overview of the history (both ancient and modern), art and culture of Japan. Item #54624