That's it. The 160 run. Book number 45 of 160. Thank you.
The book really isn't of interest to me but now I know better what I have.
From: deanna.baran <deannabaran@...
Sent: Sat, September 25, 2010 3:49:40 PM
Subject: [SCA-JML] Re: Assistance requested
Is there any indication that it's a volume in a larger set? If I had to guess,
perhaps you have:
Volume VIII, Keramic art (450 p)
I found a digitized copy at:
(click on v.8)
I'm finding a series that's referred to as "Oriental Series Japan and China Its
History Arts and Literature", or various permutations of that. There are also
lots of different "special editions" and "limited print run" versions. I was
able to find the 12-volume Marquis Ito edition set (#99/160) at:
You can compare the physical description of their product to what you have.
However, there is also an 8-vol Marquis Ito edition catalogued as well, also in
a run of 160.
Looking at WorldCat, I was able to find:
Japan, its history, arts, and literature.
F Brinkley <----(Frank Brinkley)
1901-1902 [****** ed.].
English Book 12 v. plates (part col.) fold. maps. (part col.) 24 cm.
Boston, J.B. Millet Co.
Contents: v. 1-8. Japan, its history, arts, and literature.--v. 9-12. China, its
history, arts, and literature.
Note(s): Folded map inside back cover, v. 12./ Each volume with watercolor
reproduction frontispiece./ Includes indexes (v. 8 and 12).
Note(s): "Limited to one-hundred and sixty numbered and registered copies, of
which this is number 85."/ Folded map inside back cover, v. 12./ Each volume
with original watercolor frontispiece, executed on silk and inlaid into stiff
paper, and an original watercolor on silk crepe mounted on the front and back
free end papers./ Includes indexes. (v. 8 and 12).
****** - I'm finding lots of different 1901-published editions listed. Some of
it might be cataloguing inconsistencies; others might be the publisher trying to
push lots of copies. ^_~ So far, I've found:
* A library edition
* A special artists' edition
* The Marquis Ito edition (12 volume set) (limited to 160 copies)
* The Marquis Ito edition (8 volume set) (limited to 160 copies)
* The author's edition (limited to 1,000 copies)
* A memorial edition (limited to 1,000 copies)
* A 10-volume version "Special Ex Libris, monogram and extra illustrated copy,
printed, decorated, and bound for Florence A. Sanborn."/ In slipcases.
* A Satsuma edition (limited to 500 copies)
* A very cool Lotus edition (limited to 26 copies) (Limited to twenty-six
lettered and registered copies. Letter U."/ Folded map inside back cover, v.
12./ Each volume with original watercolor frontispiece, executed on silk and
inlaid into stiff paper, and an original watercolor on silk crepe mounted on the
front and back free end papers./ Bound in dark green levant morocco and printed
on Japan vellum./ Includes indexes. (v. 8 and 12).
* The Ambassadors' edition (limited to 750 copies)
* The Okuma edition (limited to 100 copies)
* A one-volume salesman's mockup (Salesman's mock-up containing various leaves
of the full 12-volume work, bound together./ Bound in red leather, stamped in
gold; decorated cloth-covered endpapers; top edge gilt.)
* The Viceroy edition (limited to 50 copies)
* A Tokugawa edition
* And probably more. :oP The J.B. Millet Co. marketers were working hard that
year. :o) Not that any of that's really relevant, but I did want to point out
(a) that there are two different volume counts for the "Marquis Ito" edition;
and (b) that there was a metric ton of "special limited editions" churned out in
1901 and 1902.
--- In email@example.com, Sonny Scott <onesoni@...> wrote:
> In English - yes Pottery, 450 pages.
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