FA Japanese Homes Architecture Design rare 1st. 1885

Japanese Homes & Their Surroundings,Illustrated by Edward S Morse US Boston 1885, Ticknor & Company. Blue decorated cloth, very good, 372p., top edge gilt,, 307 b.w. illustrations in the text by the author, 1st edition, A classic of Japanese Architecture & Design. Small indistinct stain to margin over first 90 pages,slightly shaken,some scuffing to top and bottom edge of spine,original owners bookplate,otherwise a nice copy of this extremely scarce book. Perhaps the most valuable study on late 19th century Japan, by a trained scholar. This work covers in great detail city and village dwellings, construction, frame work, carpenter"s tools, store houses, interiors, mats, screens, tea-rooms,the Tokunoma, and other kinds of houses. The various styles of roof covering, entrances and approaches, gardens, ancient houses, the neighboring house. A wonderful study, artistic- ally well done. Complete guide to all architecture Japanese. Hitchcock 803. Listed by Vincent Scully as a book of the period useful in understanding sources, methods & designs of Shingle Style architects.
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