Marcus Ward's Japanese Picture Stories Complete Set of 4 Concertina Books
[Japan] Wonderful set of four books of famous tales from The Book of One Thousand and One Nights (The Arabian Nights), namely Aladdin or The Wonderful Lamp, Sindbad or Seven Strange Voyages, Ali-Baba or The Forty Thieves, and Abou-Hassan or Caliph For A Day. These particular books seems to have taken advantage of the Japonism boom to tell each Middle Eastern story as there are a number of characters who look Japanese and are dressed as such. Each book contains eight panels along with two pages of text that extend to about 150cm in length when fully unfolded. The original silk ribbon ties are present. Finding a complete set in such good condition is difficult.
London. Marcus Ward & Co. ND .
Each 26.4 x 19cm.
All in very good condition with only minor age wear and a few stray marks. Folds on the covers have been professionally reinforced. Some minor separation (1cm) at the foot of panel folds. b35031368