N.Y. and P: E. Weyne / Princeton University, 1942. Hardcover. Good / No Jacket. Item #41228
Boards 37 cm, folios, unpaginated, color collotype plates and black & white halftones, Volumes I , lV and V limited to 1,000 copies and Volumes II and III limited to 400 copies. Vol. I: Primitive Period; Vol II; Harunobu and shunsho; Vol. III: Buncho to Utamaro; and, Vol. IV: Sharaku to Toyokuni. Vol. V: Hokusai & Hiroshige. Vol. I-III: New York: Weyhe, and Vol. IV-V: Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1942-51. Each volume includes biographical information on artists. Print descriptions include subject references to legends, literature, politics, and social customs. Also includes physical and technical descriptions of prints and translations of poems found on prints. Contains a bibliography of books and catalogues cited in text. ( Abrams L141). Superb catalogues of one of the great collections of Japanese prints now dispersed. Written with scholarly thoroughness and sensitive understanding; excellent reproductions in black and white and color (Arntzen Rainwater N155). For over twenty years he kept his collection limited to 250 prints in number only . Louis Vernon Ledoux was an American poet who lived from 1880 to 1948. Good copies. Volume V with spot on front endpaper where library label was removed. Volumes I-IV were never library volumes.