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THREE BROADSIDES: Illustrated Supplement - Colorado Springs Gazette. January 1

THREE BROADSIDES: Illustrated Supplement – Colorado Springs Gazette. January 1, 1888. Views of Colorado Springs, Manitou Spings and Colorado City. Parts 1, 2, and 3.

COLORADO - COLORADO SPRINGS) Ricker & Murphy (illus). Three very large broadside posters with multiple black and white wood engraved illustrations on each sheet, issued as Supplements to the Colorado Spings Gazette of January 1, 1888. Each sheet size 35 x 25 inches, now professionally mounted to linen backing and restored with damage (tears and separations at folds) almost invisibly repaired. In their present condition they are a spectacular trio. A stunning series published by the Colorado Springs Gazette celebrating the wealth, both natural and man-made, of the area, just as the bird's eye view productions of the era did, presumably at lesser expense. Part 1 features twenty vignette illustrations of buildings (most in Colorado Springs) arranged around a artistic assemblage of views in Cheyenne Canon Park, and an interior view of Fairley Bros. House Furnishings store. The buildings include Colorado Midway Railway Station, Denver and Rio Grande Railroad Station, Colorado College, St. Francis Hospital, Liller School, etc. Part 2 features fourteen vignette illustrations arranged at the top and bottom of the sheet, including Pike's Peak Avenue, Manitou Bath House, Acacia Place, several prominent houses, etc. At the center of the sheet is an artistically arranged assemblage of illustrations of the property and buildings of the Broadmoor Dairy Livestock Co. in Colorado Springs. Part 3 features eighteen vignette illustrations including The Cliff House, Opera House (Colorado Springs), Colorado Midland Railway Shops, Manitou Caverns, The Manitou House, Perkins Bros. Crockery and Glassware, El Paso Electric Light Works, etc. At lower left the illustrators are identified as Ricker and Murphy from Chicago Illinois; at lower right is the printer (Gazette Print, Colorado Springs).
Joshi kosai yobun : Fujo kinno. [Japanese women Meiji era] å¥ åäº¤éš›ç" 文 : å ¦å¥ éŒ¦å›Š].

Joshi kosai yobun : Fujo kinno. [Japanese women Meiji era] å¥ åäº¤éš›ç” 文 : å ¦å¥ éŒ¦å›Š].

WOMEN IN MEIJI JAPAN SOCIETY) æŸ¾æœ æ£å¤ªéƒŽ. Masaki Shotaro Six pages of color woodblock prints at the beginning of the volume (two double page illustrations and two single page), in text black and white woodblock illustrations throughout, approx 190 pp, 8 3/4 x 6 inches, decorative paper covers with Japanese stab binding and front cover title paper label. The covers are very worn with some paper loss to back and front, light creasing, loss to very top of front cover label with no loss of text; stab binding is intact, first three color pages have some offsetting at the lower outside edges from the red front paste down (very light dampstain to lower back cover), discoloration to the lower corners of the pages from being much thumbed (?), still overall good condition. A comprehensive etiquette manual for women of the Meiji era; the two double page color woodblock print illustrations at the front of the volume show two groups of women - the first in European dress (with bustles) and the second in Japanese kimono - the first group interacting in a formal setting and the second in a more informal setting grouped looking at fabrics. Topics covered in the book include appropriate behaviour in situations such as celebrations, invitations, visits, gratitude, and regrets etc. There are two panels of text on each text page, the upper panel often featuring diagrams for clothing and the occasional other illustration showing domestic arts. WorldCat lists a single library holding at the National Diet Library in Tokyo.
Japan Today And Tomorrow. 1939.

Japan Today And Tomorrow. 1939.

JAPAN - MANCHURIA - CHINA) Kaburagi Kiyokata (illus). Color and black and white illustrations throughout, vi+208 pages, 15 x 10 1/4 inches, color pictorial wrappers. Covers: multiple soft creases, vertical crease and several tears (up to 1 1/4 inch) to front cover, 1 1/2 inch split to tail of spine, 1/2 inch paper loss to head of spine. Interior: short tear (less than 1/2 inch) to lower right edge of first twenty or so pages, paper toned with age, slight wave to upper right corner of text block; very good condition overall. Color plates are clean and bright. This annual magazine, published by the Osaka Mainichi newspaper, contains beautiful color prints highlighting traditional Japanese art, including an original Japanese woodblock print of a drawing by Kiyokata Kaburagi "A Young Woman in Autumn" intended for use on a fan. The text on the tissue guard sheet notes "It is the portrait of an intelligent young woman who lives much in the present, but who has yet not lost any of the charm of Old Japan. The chrysanthemum, needless to say, is the national flower of Japan. Are her thoughts turned to the warriors of New Japan fighting valiantly somewhere at the front?" The table of contents lists an extended section on the "China Emergency" and on Manchukuo, as well as articles on international relations, finance and industry, culture, and sports. The tone is strongly nationalist; one feature titled "Why Japan Bombed Schools" explains that schools in China are being used as military headquarters, and claims that "Japan is doing everything possible not to have accusing fingers of pacifists and humanitarians pointed at her soldiers". The paper boasts that it is "the most influential English language daily in the Orient and one having the largest paid circulation east of Suez".
Nippon Today And Tomorrow. 1940 Edition. WITH ORIGINAL WOODBLOCK PRINT Kanda Matusuri.

Nippon Today And Tomorrow. 1940 Edition. WITH ORIGINAL WOODBLOCK PRINT Kanda Matusuri.

JAPAN - MANCHURIA - CHINA) Takahashi Hiroaki (woodblock print). One original Japanese color woodblock print with tissue guard, black and white illustrations throughout, plus an additional seven color plates, viii+168 pp, 15 x 10 inches, color pictorial wrappers. Light creasing and wear to covers with one inch tear to upper left edge of front cover and to upper right edge, short tears and little loss to spine and back cover. Interior in good condition. The woodblock print is in fine condition. The magazine features a colorful and intricately designed woodblock print by the artist Takahashi Hiroaki (1871-1945) depicting the Kanda Matsuri in Tokyo, "one of Japan's three great festivals.Clad in 'tekomai' costume, the two geisha in the forefront carry red lanterns bearing their names and jangle iron rods called 'kanabo'.clearing the way for the procession." Many interesting articles reflect the contemporary feeling in Japan (already at war with China) in the years leading up to World War II, including "Mode of Living in Present Day Nippon" by Kichijiro Inoue: "The attitude of China was an insolent one for a neighbor to assume. It also lacked understanding and sympathy as regards Japan's racial requirements." The table of contents lists the following sections: Editorial, Of General Interest, Cultural Field, China Emergency, International Relations, Finance and Industry, Events of International Interest, Sports.