Author
BRINKLEY, Captain Francis, (ed)
Title
Japan Described and Illustrated.
Published
Boston: Millet & Co., [1897].
Description
Ten folio volumes, (15" x 12 1/4") the Emperor's edition, copy number one of seventy-five, illustrated with sixty full-page hand-tinted albumen photographs, and 200 smaller-format hand-tinted photographs used as text illustrations and mounted; ten collotypes of flowers, and thirty reproductions of Japanese paintings on fabric or special paper; portrait of Emperor Mutsuhito in volume one, bound in full silk bindings, the set multi-coloured (in red, black, blue, olive, gray, pink, orange, etc.), with elaborate designs woven into the fabric; Japanese-style binding, with two coordinating silk ties holding each volume together; some bindings fraying, some rice paper over-leaves torn with loss, generally in good condition.

Coloured plates in order:

Volume 1.

1. Mounted example of a 'Cut Velvet Painting'. Two birds fly by a tree bearing delicate white flowers.
2. Title page.
3. Photograph of the Emperor Mutsuhito of Japan, with a decorate, floral border.
4. A collotype of a pair of Lilies.
5. Chapter Header 'Introduction' and red Initial letter 'T'.
6. A Japanese Artist at Work.
7. A full-page hand-tinted albumen photograph of Fishermen on a Lake, under the watchful eye of Mt. Fuji.
8. View of Yokohama and Harbour.
9. Railway Station in Yokohama.
10. A full-page hand-tinted albumen photograph of the Bronze Buddha at Kamakura.
11. Main Street in Native Town of Yokohama.
12. Street in native Town of Yokohama.
13. Mississippi Bay near Yokohama.
14. Jinrikishas. A two-wheeled vehicle, drawn by a man.
15. The Tokaido Road through Kanagawa.
16. Itinerant Candy Seller.
17. A Japanese Hotel at Hakone.
18. Mounted example of a 'Cut Velvet Painting. An attractive small water bird.
19. Entrance to Temple in Kamakura.
20. Fan Shop.
21. Jinrikisha carrying two Japanese ladies.
22. Maker of Paper Umbrellas and Lanterns.
23. A full-page hand-tinted albumen photograph of two Buddhist Priests.
24. An Informal Visit.
25. Interior of Hongwanji Temple, Kyoto.
26. A full-page hand-tinted albumen photograph of Dancing Girls.
27. Geisha Playing Samisen. [like a Banjo]
28. Mousmee in Country Tea House.
29. School Girls.
30. A full-page hand-tinted albumen photograph of a dramatic wood-carving of a 'battle royal' between a Japanese fisherman and an octopus.
31. Girl beating a Tsugumi. [small drum]
32. Japanese Mother and Children.
33. A Painting of the Nara Epoch. Eighth century.

Volume 2.

34. Mounted example of a 'Cut Velvet Painting'. A Butterfly about to land upon delicate flower blossoms of pink and white.
35. A collotype of subtle pink petal flowers, one open, one closed.
36. Japanese Actor.
37. Seaside resort at Honmoku, a suburb of Yokohama.
38. A full-page hand-tinted albumen photograph of a Street Vendor of Flowers.
39. Paper Fish for Boy's Festival.
40. Boys Playing Kotoro.
41. Ieyasu Temple at Tokyo.
42. A full-page hand-tinted albumen photograph of Fisher-maidens.
43. Japanese Fishing Boat.
44. Nagoya Castle.
45. Grand Hotel at Yokohama.
46. A full-page hand-tinted albumen photograph of the Bridge at Arashiyama, near Kyoto.
47. Kiyomizu Temple, Kyoto.
48. Stone Torii at Lake Chuzenji.
49. Mounted example of a 'Cut Velvet Painting'. Three White Cranes.
50. The Deaf, Dumb and Blind Monkeys, an emblematic wood-carving at Nikko.
51. Garden of Lord Horita in Tokyo.
52. A full-page hand-tinted albumen photograph of a lady 'Dressing a Doll'.
53. Dancing Girls at temple Festival.
54. Girl Spinning Cotton.
55. Pilgrim Priests with Portable Shrine.
56. A full-page hand-tinted albumen photograph of Yomei-Mon at Nikko. An exquisitely beautiful structure.
57. Playing Go. [like chess]
58. Japanese Girls in Winter Costume.
59. A full-page hand-tinted albumen photograph of a magnificent wood-carving in Yomei-Mon at Nikko.
60. Itinerant Pipe Seller.
61. Cultivating a Rice Field.
62. Peninsula of Enoshima, near Yokohama.
63. A Painting of the Kose School. Tenth century.

Volume 3.

64. Mounted example of a 'Cut Velvet Painting'. Goldfish.
65. A collotype of subtle pink petaled flowers.
66. Temple of Hachiman at Kamakura.
67. A full-page hand-tinted albumen photograph of a Sacred Bridge at Nikko.
68. Shogun's Tomb in Shiba Park, Tokyo.
69. Vegetable Monger.
70. Spectacle Bridge at Kyoto. Crossing Lotus pond in Temple garden.
71. Bronze Daibutsu in Ueno Park, Tokyo.
72. A full-page hand-tinted albumen photograph of the Interior of a Nobleman's Palace.
73. Torii at Miyajima.
74. Theatre Street in Yokohama.
75. Six-angled Temple in Kyoto.
76. A full-page hand-tinted albumen photograph of a Tea- House Restaurant in Kyoto.
77. Tub Maker.
78. Dry Goods Shop.
79. Mother and Child.
80. Mounted example of a 'Cut Velvet Painting'. Flowers, some in silhouette.
81. Ploughing a Rice Field.
82. The Sleeping cat at Nikko, in the Mortuary Chapel of Ieyasu.
83. A full-page hand-tinted albumen photograph of a Tokyo Beauty.
84. Pagoda at Nara.
85. Japanese Kite and Stilts.
86. A full-page hand-tinted albumen photograph of Lantern Makers.
87. Farmer Pounding Rice.
88. A full-page hand-tinted albumen photograph of Cherry Blossoms at Koganei.
89. Stone Steps leading to Temple in Tokyo.
90. Umbrella Maker.
91. A Painting of the Kasuga School. Eleventh century.

Volume 4.

92. Mounted example of a 'Cut Velvet Painting'. Small bird on the wing.
93. white.
94. A collotype of flowers and leaves, climbing a bamboo trellis.
95. Sanjo Street, Kyoto.
96. A group of Servants at a Japanese Hotel.
97. A full-page hand-tinted albumen photograph of a [happy] Group of Boys and Girls.
98. A Pilgrim.
99. Oyama in Province of Sagami.
100. Gathering Shell-Fish at Low Tide.
101. A full-page hand-tinted albumen photograph of a Grocery and Fruit Shop.
102. Main Street, Yokohama.
103. Little Girls dressed for an occasion.
104. A full-page hand-tinted albumen photograph of a Geisha.
105. A Paper Store.
106. Basket Vendor.
107. Dancing Girl.
108. Mounted example of a 'Cut Velvet Painting'.
109. Tomb of the Soga Brothers, Juro and Goro. [They died trying to avenge the murder of their father in 1193]
110. A lane in Hommoku, suburb of Yokohama.
111. Tonosawa in the Hakone Mountains.
112. A full-page hand-tinted albumen photograph of O-Suwa Park at Nagasaki.
113. The Custom House at Yokohama.
114. Theatre Street, Osaka.
115. A full-page hand-tinted albumen photograph of Juvenile Acrobats.
116. A Family Group.
117. Actors in Court Dress of Ancient Times.
118. Tea House in Ueno Park, Tokyo.
119. A full-page hand-tinted albumen photograph of Mat Makers.
120. Artists Painting a Portrait.
121. Pilgrim Carrying Shrine.
122. Japanese Dogs.
123. A Painting of the Kamakura School. Twelfth century.

Volume 5.

124. Mounted example of a 'Cut Velvet Painting'. Blackbird sitting on a branch.
125. A collotype of white flowers and green stems.
126. A Japanese Wrestler.
127. A full-page hand-tinted albumen photograph of a Bamboo Grove near Kyoto.
128. On-Daki or "Male Fall" at Kobe.
129. Plum Garden at Kawasaki.
130. Dancing Girls.
131. A Landing Place in Yokohama Harbour.
132. A full-page hand-tinted albumen photograph of Wrestlers.
133. Court House in Yokohama.
134. Flower Vendor Selling Chrysanthemums.
135. A full-page hand-tinted albumen photograph of singing girls 'Teaching Songs'.
136. Hongwanji Temple at Tokyo.
137. Geisha Playing a Flute.
138. Dancing Girls.
139. Mounted example of a 'Cut Velvet Painting'. Scenery.
140. Girl Eating Sushi.
141. Sleeping Accommodation for Two.
142. A full-page hand-tinted albumen photograph of a Stone Torii at O-Suwa Temple, Nagasaki.
143. A Street in the Yoshiwara of Kyoto.
144. Hakone Road.
145. Shugaku-In, or Imperial Garden in Kyoto.
146. Carpenters at Work.
147. A full-page hand-tinted albumen photograph of an Interior Chionin Temple at Kyoto.
148. Actors representing the Soga Brothers.
149. Dogashima Hot Spring, Hakone.
150. A full-page hand-tinted albumen photograph of a Second-Hand Clothing Shop.
151. San-Ju-San-Gen-Do Temple at Kyoto.
152. Seaside Resort at Hommoku, a suburb of Yokohama.
153. Another Painting of the Kamakura School. Thirteenth century.

Volume 6.

154. Mounted example of a 'Cut Velvet Painting'. Three birds sitting on the branch of a tree.
155. A collotype of red and white striped flowers and green leaves.
156. A group of Gentlemen.
157. A full-page hand-tinted albumen photograph of Tea Pickers.
158. The Bund at Kobe.
159. Mukojima in Tokyo.
160. Temple Gate Guard. [carved wooden figure]
161. A full-page hand-tinted albumen photograph of a Tattooed Postman.
162. Girls Performing Historical Dance.
163. Fukuzumi Hotel at Yumoto, Hakone.
164. A full-page hand-tinted albumen photograph of the Wistaria at Kameido Temple, Tokyo.
165. Costume of a High-Class lady.
166. Portable Toy Shop.
167. Torii at Iseyama, Yokohama.
168. Main Entrance to Imperial Palace in Tokyo.
169. Mounted example of a 'Cut Velvet Painting'. Herons.
170. A Tete-a-Tete.
171. A full-page hand-tinted albumen photograph of Washing Rice at the Well.
172. Bronze image of Amida, at the Buddhist Temple, Shinkoji, near Kobe.
173. Fujiyama from Iwabuchi.
174. Arashiyama near Kyoto.
175. gathering Shells on the Seashore.
176. A full-page hand-tinted albumen photograph of a Peony Garden.
177. Main Street, Yokohama.
178. A Family Group in Private Garden.
179. A full-page hand-tinted albumen photograph of the Yoshiwara in Tokyo.
180. Alone in a Cold World. [Infant crying]
181. Within the Mangwanji Enclosure at Nikko.
182. Post Office at Yokohama.
183. A Painting of the Ashikaga School. Fourteenth century.

Volume 7.

184. Mounted example of a 'Cut Velvet Painting'. Egrets.
185. A collotype of pretty yellow flowers and green leaves.
186. Picking Flowers.
187. Arranging Flowers.
188. Imperial Summer Palace at Hakone.
189. A full-page hand-tinted albumen photograph of a Cottage Garden at Kamakura.
190. Rokuhara Mitsuji. [Buddhist Temple]
191. Hozu Rapids above Kyoto.
192. A full-page hand-tinted albumen photograph of the One Hundred Steps at Yokohama.
193. Entrance to Nagasaki Harbour.
194. Cutting Leaf Tobacco.
195. A full-page hand-tinted albumen photograph of a Koto Player. [Musical Instrument]
196. Ueno Park, Tokyo.
197. Naraya Hotel, Miyanoshita.
198. Clerks in Japanese Merchant's Office.
199. Mounted example of a 'Cut Velvet Painting'. Trees in Winter.
200. A Japanese lady.
201. Myamairi Ceremony. [Performed 21 days after the birth of a child]
202. Street leading to Railway Station, Yokohama.
203. A full-page hand-tinted albumen photograph of an Itinerant Merchant.
204. Lotus Pond in Tokyo.
205. A Pack Horse.
206. The Maple Garden at Tokyo.
207. A full-page hand-tinted albumen photograph of Planting a Rice Field.
208. Dancing-Cart. [Used in street processions and religious festivals]
209. Kago Bearers. [A Vehicle for seating one person]
210. A full-page hand-tinted albumen photograph of Ni-O.
The "Two Deva Kings" Indra & Brahma, keep guard at the outer gates of temples to scare away demons.
211. The New Road to Miyanoshita.
212. Creek-Side, Yokohama.
213. A Painting of the Kano School. Sixteenth century.

Volume 8.

214. Mounted example of a 'Cut Velvet Painting'. A small water bird.
215. A collotype of a pretty, large 'open' flower and leaves.
216. Planting Rice before Osan Temple, Yokohama.
217. Courtyard of Fuji-ya Hotel, Miyanoshita.
218. A full-page hand-tinted albumen photograph of the Nikko Road.
219. Seiyoken Hotel, Ueno Park, Tokyo.
220. Shop in Fushimi, near Kyoto.
221. Lotus Pond at Kamakura.
222. A full-page hand-tinted albumen photograph of a lady 'Writing a letter'.
223. Maker and Repairer of Samisens. [Musical Instruments]
224. A full-page hand-tinted albumen photograph of a Funeral Procession.
225. A Shinto Priest.
226. Preparing Tea Leaves for Firing.
227. Assorting Tea Leaves.
228. Mounted example of a 'Cut Velvet Painting'. A warrior with a sword.
229. Assorting Tea Leaves.
230. Picking Tea.
231. Packing and Shipping tea.
232. A full-page hand-tinted albumen photograph of assorted Japanese Shoes.
233. Weighing Tea.
234. A Summer Costume.
235. Avenue leading to Hachiman Temple, Kamakura.
236. A full-page hand-tinted albumen photograph of a Street of Shops.
237. Creek-Side, Yokohama.
238. Clothing Shop.
239. A full-page hand-tinted albumen photograph of the Entrance to Inari Temple at Kyoto.
240. Feeding Chickens.
241. Kasuga Temple Park at Nara.
242. Weighing Kuwa Leaves for Feeding Silkworms.
243. An Actor.
244. A Painting of the Early Tokugawa Epoch. Seventeen century.

Volume 9.

245. Mounted example of a 'Cut Velvet Painting'. Spotted Fire Lily?
246. A collotype of Chrysanthemums.
247. Military Monument in Yokohama. [Commemorating the suppression of the Satsuma rebellion in 1877.]
248. Cultivating Silkworms.
249. A full-page hand-tinted albumen photograph of the way the Japanese 'Receive a Guest'.
250. Farmers wearing [straw] Rain-Coats.
251. Geisha, or Singing Girls.
252. Japanese Junk.
253. A full-page hand-tinted albumen photograph of the Arrangement of Flowers.
254. A Buddhist Shrine in Temple.
255. An Informal Afternoon Tea.
256. A full-page hand-tinted albumen photograph of a Workman's Holiday.
257. Chion-In Temple, Tokyo.
258. Sorting Silkworms.
259. Yokosuka, near Yokohama.
260. Mounted example of a 'Cut Velvet Painting'.
261. Dancing Girls on Temple Stage.
262. Spinning Silk from the Cocoons.
263. Ashinoyu in the Hakone Mountains.
264. A full-page hand-tinted albumen photograph of Porcelain and Pottery Shops.
265. A Family at Supper.
266. Japanese Hotel at Nezu, Tokyo.
267. A full-page hand-tinted albumen photograph of the Sea Goddess Benten. [one of the Seven Divinities of Good Fortune]
268. Fishmonger's Shop.
269. View of Osaka.
270. A Summer Day in the Woods.
271. A full-page hand-tinted albumen photograph of a Japanese Farmhouse.
272. A group of Officers of High rank.
273. Kodzu on the Tokaido Railway.
274. A Painting by Itcho. 1652-1724.

Volume 10.

275. Mounted example of a 'Cut Velvet Painting'. Two birds, one bathes among fallen leaves on water, the other perches on a the handle of a ladle.
276. A collotype of yellow flower blossom and leaves.
277. Hongwanji Temple Gate, Kyoto.
278. Book, Magazine and Picture Shop.
279. A full-page hand-tinted albumen photograph of the Great Bell at Chion-In Temple, Kyoto.
280. Feeding Chickens.
281. Iseyama Temple Grounds, Yokohama.
282. Stone Images of Amida at Nikko.
283. A full-page hand-tinted albumen photograph of a Theatrical Performance.
284. Review of Members of the Fire Department.
285. The Pavilion of Kinkakuji, Kyoto.
286. An Actor in Ancient Court Dress.
287. A full-page hand-tinted albumen photograph of the Mangwanji Temple at Nikko.
288. Buddhist Temple of Ikegami near Tokyo.
289. Pagoda at Nara.
290. View of Nagoya.
291. A European Family in Japanese Costumes.
292. The Nijo Palace at Kyoto.
293. Mounted example of a 'Cut Velvet Painting'. A white Dove perched on the branch of a tree in blossom.
294. The Foreign Settlement in Tokyo.
295. A full-page hand-tinted albumen photograph of ladies Washing Kimonos.
296. Farmers Threshing Rice.
297. Interior of a Japanese Residence.
298. The Village of Hakone.
299. A full-page hand-tinted albumen photograph of a House Boat.
300. Mother and Child.
301. Harvesting the Rice Crop.
302. A full-page hand-tinted albumen photograph of a Village Wrecked by an Earthquake.
303. A Toy Shop.
304. A Painting by Keibun. 1778-1843.
Hand coloured plates
304
Binding/Size
L=FOLIO
Category
Costume, Culture/Lifestyle, Japan
Value
$0-5,000
Stock ID
682