Paris: Arthaud, 1984. First edition. 4to., 111 pp., chiefly illustrated from b&w and handcolored photographs. Laid-in is a 4 pp. text and list of plate in both English and Japanese. Slight bump to the upper board tip; else near fine in the color illustrated dust jacket. Item #52614
The work of two of the first Western photographers to work in mid nineteenth century Japan, Felice Beato and Raimund von Stillfried. The French novelist, Pierre Loti, who was also an early and enthusiastic visitor, wrote glowingly of the landscapes and ceremonies. Includes bibliographic material.