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CAIGER, G., Dolls on Display. Japan in Miniature. Being an illustrated commentary on the Girls'festival and the Boys' Festival. Orig. edn.
Tokyo, The Hokuseido Press, s.d. [circa], 1930 Orig. striped dark-blue silk-covered boards, spine-ends covered with green ornamented silken pieces, rectangular title-lable printed in red on front boards, japanese style-binding. Hftitle (verso blank), title with a vignette at lower end. (xi), 141pp. coloured frontispiece with orig. tissue-guard, 3 other fine coloured plates, of which 2 extending, after original woodcuts, 1 plain plate, num. plain text-ills, incl. head-pieces, japanese art-style col. endpapers, appendix, japanese title-label tipped-in on last blank, in japanese characters, not transcribed.
The frontispiece illustrates the costume "Furisode Ningyo", other ills. and plates depict. both civil and militrary ceremonial miniature dresses in use with girls' festivals, or "Hina Matsuri", and for boys, or "Tango-no-Sekku". A well-groomed and very nice publication in good to very good condition. (some light wear to corners only).

See also our catalogues:
- GEMILANG 117: "From Top to Toe"...: COSTUME & FASHION-LACE-TAPESTRY-TEXTILES (2015).
- GEMILANG 182: Japan and the Japanese (201).
EUR 425.00

Book nr.: 41477