“Jidai-Kagami”. 時代かゞみ(Mirror of the Ages) Tokyo, Matsuki Heikichi, Meiji 29–30 (1896–7)
Folio. Size: 24.8 x 17.8 cm. Leporello-folded album containing 53pages. With fifty woodcut printed plates, decorated title, indexand one additional woodcut page. Text in Japanese. Original silkcovered boards, rubbed. Housed in modern cloth folder.
Exceptionally beautiful work illustrating women’s hairstyles andfashion from the 14th to the late 19th century
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