Muneshige Narazaki, Juzo Suzuki, Tetsuro Kagesato ed: PHILIPP FRANZ VON SIEBOLD'S UKIYO-E COLLECTION. The National Museum of Ethnology, Leiden. Tokyo, 1978. 254 pp. 122 pp. colour plates including 3 foldouts showing 120 works; 217 pp. 102 pp. colour plates including 5 foldouts showing 104 works; 243 pp. 160 pp. colour plates including 1 foldout showing 328 works. 3 vols. 45x32 cm. Cloth. Clamshell cases.
A magnificent three volume work on the Philipp Franz von Siebold collection held in the National Museum of Ethnology in Leiden in the Netherlands. The collection holds many rare and early works and with much unusual subject matter, including depictions of foreigners in Japan, in particular the Dutch and their settlements. A total of 384 pages of colour plates are shown illustrating 552 ukiyo-e paintings and prints, many reproduced in their original size. A very scarce and beautiful work on one of Europe's earliest ukiyo-e collections. Plate captions in English, otherwise Japanese text only. Lacking the called-for text booklet of 65 pages written by van Gulik but this Japanese edition was issued without it. It was apparently only present with copies distributed within the USA.
Available, as of: 08/11/2019
Was item 531 in printed List 197.
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