Titre : Yokohama kaiko kenbunshi . ( Report of ...
S.l. ( Yokohama ?) , s.p. s.d. Bunkyu 2 - Keio 1(1865), format 25 x 17,5 cm, printed double leaves (japanese printing), bound in traditional japanese , side-sewn, blue paper. Title label on outer wrapper with a small hole, binding with traces of use, interior fine. On the inside of the back wrapper is a large rectangular rubber stamp of a San Francisco Bazaar. '' Haseltine & Co, Japanese & Chinese Bazaar, 609 Sacramento Street.''. The book was published in 6 parts. (Vol. 1-3 in 1862). Vol. 4-6 in 1865. This is part 5. It contains 16 woodcut illustrations (15 on double page, plate 16 single page). The book contains captions to the plates in rudimentary English. Plate 5 depicts the catching of a whale. Other plates illustrate different ways of fishing , a ''lewd'' western woman at her make-up mirror (plate 10), a girl in a wooden tub (plate 15), a woman on a tricycle. . Very early Japanese book which illustrates the way Japanese saw the Western world at the beginning of their modern era. Rare. ( Yokohama-shi , description and travel , history, 19th century , Japan ). ( New York Public Library control nr. 22824737 ). N° de réf. du libraire 29884
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