These were found in a hat box along with other antique Japanese items as well as unused postcards of the Japanese royal family during WW2. The book is bound by a thin string and I have been afraid to fully open it. The pictures inside are in very good condition. The wood block itself is in 2 pieces and features a dragon on the outside and writing on the inside.
11" x 6 1/2" x 1/2" thick
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Based on the images and available information, this item is:
A late 19th century Japanese Woodblock Book of Prints that includes historical postcards and rare Japanese art pieces. The collection is focused on prints from the late 18th – early 19th century, often regarded as the Golden Age of Japanese colour printing.
These type of books were produced for collectors and are very rare.
Fair condition, signals of use and aging.
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