Highly Important Japanese Prints, Illustrated Books and kk Drawings, all 4 vol.

Price: $350.00
Publisher Location: London
Publisher: Sotheby
Year Published: 1974
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine
Binding: Hardcover
Edition: First Edition
Title continued, "from the Henri Vever Collection". All four volumes from auctions in 1974, 1974, 1977 and 1997. Grey cloth with no edge wear, no prior owner marks, no stains or foxing. Dustjackets with the slightest hint of edgewear, protected in mylar sleeves. Henri Vever was an esteemed and wealthy jeweler in Paris who became one of the earliest collectors of Japanese prints in the late 19th century. He sold a part of his collection (assumed to be all of it at the time) and that is now the major part of the Tokyo National Museum. But the larger portion of his collection was hidden in his home from the Germans in WW Two, and did not reappear until the first Sotheby auction in 1974. Part 4, the auction of 1997 was a group of nearly 200 prints held back by the owners as the best part of the collection. Four heavy books so additional postage may be required. Images available on request.
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