Kyoto. 東光園. 大正7 . Stock ID #160738
2 colour maps,  + 4 + 28 folded leaves showing 56 colour plates (includes portrait of Hiroshige) + 28 leaves with black and white photographic images + 40 pages of text in Japanese at rear + pp. Interleaved with the colour plates are 56 black and white photographic images showing the same scene Hiroshige depicted but at the time of publication - "then and now" in style - except that the "now" is 1918 which makes it even more interesting to the modern viewer. Text in Japanese and captions in English accompany each of the photographic images. Free endpapers and first leaf creased, light even browning, light wear edges, very good. Striking colour pictorial boards, cord ties, presented in the original card box (a little damaged) with pictorial upper cover, the whole in modern Japanese folding box. The juxtaposition of the "modern" and the old scenes create this rather thought provoking edition of the Hoeidō edition of Hiroshige's The Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido Road. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 160738).
Price: $950.00 AU