Whales and Whaling in Japan, volume I, part 1 (all published), limited edition of 125 numbered copies
By Hawley, Frank
Pp. (7), 354, x, title-page printed in red and black, large color woodcut folding frontispiece (from chromoxylography and was three solid blocks of sakura, or cherry and twelve solid blocks of Magnolia obovata; there were thirty printing stages), 18 collotype plates (printed on a handmade kyokushi fabricated of mitsumata, Edgeworthia papyrifera), all pages with deckle edges. One-quarter undyed Indian goat skin with 5 raised bands, lettered in gilt on two panels, over gray boards, with handmade decorated endpapers, in original handmade paper-covered slipcase, 4to (24 x 31.5 cm; 12.25 x 9.5 inches). This is no 91 of a limited edition of 125 copies. The volume is printed on Japanese hand-made paper (Kozo). The volume is in the series: Miscellanea Japonica no. II. This volume presents a detailed history and analysis of whaling in Japan from the earliest times to the modern era; the coverage extends to other marine mammals as well. There is much detail on the early harvesting techniques used by the Japanese as well as the capturing and butchering methods used by these earliest whalers. A treasure-trove of information on the earliest recorded instances of whale harvesting.
|Publisher||printed for the author by Kawakita Printing Company|
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|Condition Description||A bright and clean copy in fine condition.|