Illustrations of Japanese Life by S. Takashima, published by K. Ogawa, Tokyo 1896 (Kelly & Walsh in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Singapore). Folio (27 x 36 cm) 10.5 x 14.5 inches, 100 plates of colored collotype images, original hard binding with illustrated silk in a frame on both sides, gilted edges. This beautiful book is a luxurious syntheses of the crepe-paper albums published by K. Ogawa, Tokyo. "No such gallery of photographs, giving the exact picture of every day life of the Japanese, has ever been presented before in one volume." Very good original and complete condition including the silk on both the front and the back, with modest wear to edges. One of the original silk binder knots is loose and the other is unattached but present. A rare, fascinating, and exquisite collector's item.
I got a chair from my grandmother with carved dragons on it. After searching everywhere, I found the same chair on your website. I thought it looked Asian, but had no idea how valuable it is! I almost sold it to a friend for a hundred bucks. I am so glad I used your site to learn how much it's worth! Your price guide is such a great tool! Thanks Again!!
- D. Weston (customer testimonial)