Labroue, Emile: LE JAPON CONTEMPORAIN. Limoges, 1901. 327 pp. Woodcut frontispiece, vignettes and historiated initials. 35x27 cm. Original morocco, spine lettered gilt.
A most attractive example of the influence of Japonisme on book design. The text is much wider than the title suggests, and presents a readable and detailed account of Japanese history. With numerous appealing vignette illustrations. The second edition, prepared in response to foreign interest in the Russo-Japanese War. In French.
Available, as of: 03/03/2020
Was item 446 in printed List 196.
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