Unique 1920s Japanese Photo-Album on the art of Bonzai [WITH 13 ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS]: Yoshimura, ... Unique 1920s Japanese Photo-Album on the art of Bonzai [WITH 13 ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS]: Yoshimura, ... Unique 1920s Japanese Photo-Album on the art of Bonzai [WITH 13 ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS]: Yoshimura, ... Unique 1920s Japanese Photo-Album on the art of Bonzai [WITH 13 ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS]: Yoshimura, ...

Unique 1920s Japanese Photo-Album on the art of Bonzai [WITH 13 ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS]

Yoshimura, Toshiji

Published by Shogetsu, [Tokyo], 1929
Condition: g to vg Hardcover

AbeBooks Seller Since February 4, 2000

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Oblong quarto (10 1/4 x 7"). Unpaginated. [14] leaves. Original string-bound full cloth, with title pasted on front cover. This rare photo-album contains 13 original photographs showing bonsai specimen, as well as Bonsai master Toshiji Yoshimura with his students. In the 1920s, Toshiji Yoshimura was one of the major leaders of the Japanese bonsai and suiseki world. With his horticultural degree and his natural artistic talent, he opened a garden in Tokyo to promote and teach classical bonsai. 11 of the 13 photographs show various Bonsai specimen. The last two show Toshiji Yoshimura in formal Japanese dress kneeling on the floor, and Yoshimura surrounded with his students (all are dressed in traditional clothing). Each photograph is tissue-guarded, tipped onto thick cardstock, and measures 6 x 4 1/4". Moderate and sporadic rubbing along edges of binding. Title label slightly chipped along edges (not affecting lettering). Some age-toning to tissue-guards. Album in overall good, interior and photographs in very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 40115

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Title: Unique 1920s Japanese Photo-Album on the art...

Publisher: Shogetsu, [Tokyo]

Publication Date: 1929

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:g to vg

Edition: Original document.

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