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Lot 3: (JAPAN) kimbei, kozaburo, farsari Lavish album containing 100 beautifully hand-colored photographs of Japan,
October 4, 2012
New York, NY, USALive Auction
(JAPAN) kimbei, kozaburo, farsari/span
Lavish album containing 100 beautifully hand-colored photographs of Japan, including landscapes, street and city scenes, temples, geishas, merchants (including a parasol merchant), and gardens with lovely hanging wisteria blossoms. Hand-colored albumen prints, most approximately 7 1/2x9 3/4 inches (19.1x24.8 cm.), and the reverse, mounted, many with a number and caption, in English, in the negative, light, scattered foxing; with the original tissue guards, slightly foxed and worn. Oblong folio, red lacquer covers with a floral pattern; gilt-leather backstrip, worn and partially detached at the head; all edges gilt. 1880s