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* Various Photographers "Annual of Japan Photographic Art 1935-36" Photobook Rare


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Various photographers. "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, 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 English. 108 Japanese photographers from the first half of the 20th century, including: Shiyo SHIMAMURA, Roso FUKUHARA, Koyo YASUMOTO, Shinzo FUKUHARA, Shoji OTAKE, Yoshiyuki IWASE (one of his earliest published photos of an Ama Diving woman), Shinichi TANAKA.

Condition: Very good for this 80 year old book, the interior photo pages are very bright with no age spots to speak of. Binding is a bit fragile but still holding together without any loose pages. A rare copy that still has the small pamphlet insert - never seen one of these before. Also a previous owner has constructed a slipcase for the book which is nice though not original.

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 - $15.80; and International EMS (express mail service), delivery estimated within 2-4 days - $32.00 (USA), $37.00 (Europe). Shipping weight: approx. 1450g.