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Book Arts

Tesuki Washi Shuho: Fine Handmade Papers of Japan

Tesuki Washi Shuho. Fine Handmade Papers of Japan.

Yasuo Kume. Tokyo: Yushodo, 1980. Edition of 200.

A three-volume set in English and Japanese containing 207 samples of traditional, handmade Japanese papers. The publisher’s case features a print showing the papermaking process.

The Home and Haunts of Shakespeare … Illustrated by Fifteen Plates in Water-color, Thirty Full-page Photo-gravures and More than One Hundred and Fifty Other Illustrations

The Home and Haunts of Shakespeare … Illustrated by Fifteen Plates in Water-color, Thirty Full-page Photo-gravures and More than One Hundred and Fifty Other Illustrations.

James Leon Williams. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1894.

James Leon Williams (1852-1920) produced this elaborate and expensive photographic work to satisfy the curiosity of his fellow Americans, who, by the 1890s, were visiting Stratford-upon-Avon in droves. The first edition of 1892 was issued in fifteen sections and sold by subscription. This is the slightly later ‘Stratford edition’ of 1894.