Album with 202 Woodblock Printed Paper Samples Unique selection with a wonderful variety of designs
[Japan] An impressive sample book containing 202 coloured, woodblock printed, Japanese illustrated templates of varying sizes that were probably designed for use as menus, advertising, flyers, and greeting cards. The vast majority are woodblock printed although some appear to be chromolithographs. Each sample is numbered in blue pencil to make ordering a particular design simple. A few of the designs have the name 'Sato' in the design and this was probably the company in Japan that produced the designs or possibly the artist's name.
Publisher unknown. c1895.
60 leaves (final 6 leaves blank). 29.1 x 20.2 x 4cm.
In very good condition. Some age wear, stains and marks to covers. One small sticker on rear cover and one partial sticker on front cover. Internally very good with only minor age wear. m35061426