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Alcock, Sir Rutherford.

ART AND ART INDUSTRIES IN JAPAN.

Virtue & Company: London 1878 Illustr, 8.25 x 6, dark gold colored cloth with blindstamping, gilt decoration on front cover, gilt lettering on spine, 292 pp. Covers soiled, rubbed, corners and spine tips bumped, worn and fraying, sticker on back cover, text block and rear inner hinge cracked and cover loose, couple of "white out" marks, foxing to a first few pages up to and including frontis, free rear endpaper and last page foxed else good. On the title page at the top are stickers which cover up the author's inscription which is legible when held up to the light: "F. Darling from the Author." Attached to the free front endpaper is a black bordered four page piece of note paper, written on three sides from the author to "My Dear Sir." Alcock writes that he is sending the note's recipient (most likely F. Darling) a copy of "Art and Art Industries in Japan" and gives him permission to quote from the book. He also states that he hopes to meet ? sisters again under less melancholy circumstances, mentions meeting (?) after the wedding in Westminster Abbey on the 1st of August (handwriting is a bit difficult to read). Sir Rutherford Alcock, 1809-1897, was a British consul and diplomat. In 1858 he was appointed consul general in the recently opened-to-the-west empire of Japan, he was the first British diplomat to live in Japan and the first non-Japanese to climb Mt. Fuji. FIRST ED WITH SCARCE CORRESPONDENCE FROM THIS AUTHOR.


Book Id: 99-0639

Price: $250.00

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