[Sketch Tour Book] Starr, Frederick. SANYÔ ANGYA. TÔKAIDÔ ANGYA. Tokyo: Bunen'dô, Taishô 8 [1919] 6th printing (the first printing appeared in 1917). Small 8vo., 18 x 10.5 cm, woodblock printed paper over flexible boards. Includes 27 b+w full page woodcuts, many textual ills, 7 photo plates and a total of 11 full page color woodblock plates by Akamatsu Rinsaku, Noda Kyûhô, Hata Tsuneharu, Mizushima Nihofu and Nagai Hyôsai. Those 5 artists had earlier in 1917 collaborated on Bunen'dô's ambitious HANSHIN MEISHÔ ZUE. Nakazawa Hiromitsu and others were also involved with Starr's work, which is a compilation of travel articles on Central Japan originally done for the Osaka Asahi newspaper. [For more information, refer to Scott Johnson's article in ANDON 37, p. 30]

This copy is very good in a rubbed original slipcase, which is illustrated with color woodcut. Unusual in any event, particularly so in such nice condition.

$475.00