Mitomo Co. Kimono Trade Catalogue and Sample Book Mitomo Co. Kimono Trade Catalogue and Sample Book Mitomo Co. Kimono Trade Catalogue and Sample Book

Mitomo Co. Kimono Trade Catalogue and Sample Book

Condition: Very Good Soft cover
From White Fox Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB (West Windsor, VT, U.S.A.)

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An opulent trade catalogue with each leaf featuring a large illustration of a kimono and a swatch of fabric. With 30 such leaves in all, the variety of patterns is fantastic, with floral, geometric, figurative, tradtional and modernist styles all represented and often with elements of several of these worked into a single style. While not intended as an ornament book, the book can ably function as a compilation of Japanese ornament of the period and is an object of beauty in its own right, even without reference to the garments being sold. The salesman sampler is oversized, measuring 17 by 12.5 inches, or 43 by 32 cm. N.d., mid-20th century. The text is in Japanese, but anyone can appreciate the visual stimulation. Interior-wise, a little light marginal foxing, but otherwise clean, with a few leaves having minor corner rolls. The light card covers are more worn, with abrasions along the surface. Bookseller Inventory # 002251

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Title: Mitomo Co. Kimono Trade Catalogue and Sample...

Binding: Wraps of card

Book Condition:Very Good

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Antiquarian books of all kinds, with emphases on color plate books, decorative arts, foreign literature (German, French, Italian, Spanish), children's literature, philosophy, sporting (equine, hunting, shooting).

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