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Ikoku Ochiba Kago

The rarest illustrated book published at the time of Perry

Ikoku Ochiba Kago The rarest illustrated book published at the time of Perry

Ikoku Ochiba Kago The rarest illustrated book published at the time of Perry

Fallen Leaves from a Foreign Country (異国落葉籠)

 

by Miki Kosai (Utagawa Yoshimori)

 

Filled with woodblock printed illustrations relating to Perry's visits to Japan in 1853/54 including Edo Bay with its defense installations shown, a list of gifts exchanged between Japan and the USA,  an image of a steam locomotive given to the Japanese, a map of North America, images of  Commodore Perry, his son, Commander Adams, "NCO Howsle", depictions of American Marines and their officers, military caps, drums, swords, band instruments, uniforms, a long with a view of an American steam-frigate.

 

Tokyo. Bigakudo. [1854].

 

40pp. 17.7 x 12cm.

 

Covers and string binding replaced at some point. Dark stain on cover that affects a smaller area on the first few pages. Wear at lower corners with some minor loss of text on a couple of pages. First few pages with very small worm holes. Longer worm hole affecting upper part of a few pages. A very rare book.

 

b31040336

 

Ikoku Ochiba Kago

Price: ¥648,000




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