Holst-Hendrix, Henriette: LABOR VINCIT OMNIA: EIN JAPANSCH KUNSTVOORWERP UIT IVOOR. (Work Conquers All: A Japanese Artwork in Ivory). Yokohama, 1909. 16 folding leaves with 16 leaves of text and 16 b/w collotype plates. Two long foldout b/w woodblock illustrations. 22x16 cm. Stitched. Silk-covered wrappers.
A rare and somewhat curious item which details and shows, with photographs of each month's progress, the one year process of carving an elephant's tusk, the design by Nakamura Susuke. The two long foldout woodcut illustrations show in great detail the delicacy of the carving on the finished tusk. This work is a separate publication of an article which first appeared in the Dutch periodical 'Op de Hoogte' in April 1909. In Dutch. In fine condition. Very scarce.
Out of stock, as of: 21/09/2017
Was item 346 in printed List 188.
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