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.