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"Annual of Japan Photographic Art 1935-1936" Photobook Very Rare

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"Annual of Japan Photographic Art 1935-6." Japan: Shashin Shimposha, 1936, First Edition, cloth boards with gold metallic lettering, (no dj as issued), 31 cm x 23 cm, ca. 108 pp of b/w images (1 image per page), 48 pp of text, including two essays in English plus additional pages of advertisements, b/w photos, English & Japanese text.

An exceedingly rare book from Japan in 1936. The shadow of war barely crosses any of these beautiful images. Photo captions in both Japanese and English with two lengthy essays on Japanese Photography in Englsh. Numerous famous early Japanese photographers - including Masuji TEJIMA, Yoshiyuki IWASE (one of his earliest published photos of an Ama Diving woman), Masaji HARA, Kohei SHIBATA amongst the 108 photographers.

Condition: Remarkably, still holding together, probably Very Good for this fragile 80 year old book. The photo pages, typical of the time, are printed on a glossier type of paper that repels foxing so the photos are remarkably bright.

Shipping costs: Checkout settings are for International airmail "small packet" (available for packages up to 2 kg), delivery estimated at 5-8 days - $23.10. Two other shipping options are also available: Economy airmail shipping SAL (surface/air), delivery estimated at 2-3 weeks - $14.80; and International EMS (express mail service), delivery estimated within 2-4 days - $32.00 (USA), $37.00 (Europe). Shipping weight: approx. 1350g.

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