~~ The Nikko District ~~
by K. Ogawa and James Murdoch
48 Plates or 49 Plates

 


49 Plates - Kelly & Walsh

 
Ogawa, Kazumasa (collotype plates & photographs)
Murdoch, James, M.A. (text)
Burton, W.K. (photographs)
Mr. Arito (photographs):
The Nikko District, Illustrated by K. Ogawa, Photographer, Tokyo Japan, In Collotype, With Descriptive Text by James Murdoch, M.A. , Tokyo, K. Ogawa (plates), Yokohama, Japan Gazette (text), 1893 (Meiji 26), large horizontal 4to (11 x 15 1/2 in - 28 x 39 cm), decorated silk cloth over thick boards, spine covered in same cloth, two gray ties, paste on title with black lettering and gilt decoration and border, beveled edges, gilt speckled treatment inside the covers and on the facing free pages, all edges gilt, tissue guards between the plates, 48 plates (1 black and white collotype frontisplate, 46 black and white collotype plates and 1 color plate), Japanese language colophon, 59 text pages in English. The 59 pages of text discuss the subject of the plates. Each plate is preceded by a tissue guard with a letter press printed descriptive title/caption. The book does not have a title page. On the last page of text (page 59), the imprint "Printed at the 'Japan Gazette' Office, Yokohama, Japan" is found. This 48 plate version of the book does not have a title page. The title page information is incorporated into the paste on label on the front cover.

The collotype plates are printed directly onto medium thickness card stock paper. The color plate(s) is tipped to page on slightly thicker card stock paper.

Sometimes this book is described as having 58 pages of text. The last numbered text page is 58 and it precedes plate 46. However, there is a final unnumbered text page before the last plate (plate 47).

There is a 49 plate version of this book which carries the "Kelly and Walsh, Yokohama, Shanghai, Hong-Kong, Singapore" imprint on the title page. The key distinctions of this version are:

  1. No paste on title on the front cover.
  2. Title page with the Kelly & Walsh imprint.
  3. Two frontisplates. The color plate found at plate 31 has been moved to the very front. A sepia tone collotype plate with the same image has been substituted.
Aside for the above, the books are identical.

Wenckstern reports this book as:

Nikko district, 47 plates with descriptive text by G. Murdoch, oblong folio, no date. [Wenckstern - A Bibliography of the Japanese Empire, Volume II.]

 

Title Page (49 Plate - Kelly & Walsh Version Only) Frontisplate - Extra (49 Plate - Kelly & Walsh Version Only - Color Woodblock Tipped to Plate) Frontisplate. Portrait of Iyeyasu. 1. Avenue of Cryptomerias on the Nikko Kaido. **2. Nikko Mountains from the Railway Station. 3. The Village of Hachi-ishi from Kwannon-Yama. 4. Hotoke-Iwa from Kwannon-Yama. 5. The Red Bridge. 6. The Three-Storied Pagoda. 7. Avenue leading up to the Niomon of Iyeyasu's Shrine. 8. General view of Mangwanji. 9. Sorinto. - Sambutsudo. - Garden of the Mangwanji. 10. General view of Torii and the Five-storied Pagoda. **11. Five-storied Pagoda. **12. Niomon of Iyeyasu's Shrine. 13. General view of First Court-yard of Iyeyasu's Shrine. 14. Monkeys of the Three Countries. - Nemuri-no- neko **15. Drum Tower. - Bell Tower. - Dutch Candelabrum. - Moth Eaten Bell. 16. Yomei Gate. 17. Shut. - Open. - Side-view. - Inside Karamom. 18. Shinto Priestess about to dance the sacred dance. 19. Side-view of the Haiden of Iyeyasu's Shrine. 20. Interior of the Haiden of Iyeyasu's Shrine. 21. Oai-no-ma. The interior of the ante chamber in the Haiden of Iyeyasu's Shrine. 22. Oai-no-ma. 23. Panels of Oai-no-ma. 24. General view of the Shrine from beneath the Tomb. **25. Tomb of Iyeyasu. **26. Futaara-Finja. **27. Haiden. - 2nd Gate. - Yashamon. - Shrine of Iyemitsu. 28. Fu-jin. - Rai-jin. 29. Interior of Haiden of Shrine of Iyemitsu. 30. Haiden of Shrine of Iyemitsu. 31. Haiden of Shrine of Iyemitsu. (color woodblock tipped to plate) (49 Plate - Kelly & Walsh Version Only - Color Woodblock Moved to Frontispiece) 31. Haiden of Shrine of Iyemitsu. (sepia tone collotype printed on plate) 32. Door of Haiden of Shrine of Iyemitsu. 33. Cenotaphs of the Abbots. 34. View from the right of the Nikko Hotel (Jan. 1893). 35. Kamman-ga-fuchi. 36. The Countless Fizo. 37. Dai-nichi-do. 38. Urami. - Jikan. 39. First Cascade of Jakko. 40. Kegon. *41. Outlet of Lake Chiuzenji. *42. Nantai-zan and Lake Chiuzenji. *43. Village of Chiuzenji. *44. On the road from Chiuzenji to Yumoto. 45. Cascade of the Dragon's Head above Chiuzenji. 46. Senjo-ga-hara. *47. Yumoto. 47 Numbered Plates + 1 Unnumbered Frontisplate = 48 Plates 47 Numbered Plates + 2 Unnumbered Frontisplates = 49 Plates (Kelly & Walsh Version) Attribution Statement (after last plate). * Professor W.K. Burton: 41, 42, 43, 44 and 47. ** Mr. Arito: 2, 11, 12, 15, 25, 26 and 27. Gold Treatment Inside Covers and Facing Free Pages.

 
Colophon:

Printed & Published: Meiji 26 (1893).5.19
Japan Gazette
Ogawa Kazumasa (Isshin) - Tokyo, Iidamachi No. 4, Shichome, Kojimachi-ku

 

    Frontisplate (color woodblock tipped to plate) - Haiden of Shrine of Iyemitsu.
    (only in 49 Plate - Kelly & Walsh Version)
    Frontisplate (sepia color collotype) - Portrait of Iyeyasu.
  1. Avenue of Cryptomerias on the Nikko Kaido.
  2. Nikko Mountains from the Railway Station.
  3. The Village of Hachi-ishi from Kwannon-Yama.
  4. Hotoke-Iwa from Kwannon-Yama.
  5. The Red Bridge.
  6. The Three-Storied Pagoda.
  7. Avenue leading up to the Niomon of Iyeyasu's Shrine.
  8. General view of Mangwanji.
  9. Sorinto. - Sambutsudo. - Garden of the Mangwanji.
  10. General view of Torii and the Five-storied Pagoda.
  11. Five-storied Pagoda.
  12. Niomon of Iyeyasu's Shrine.
  13. General view of First Court-yard of Iyeyasu's Shrine.
  14. Monkeys of the Three Countries. - Nemuri-no- neko.
  15. Drum Tower. - Bell Tower. - Dutch Candelabrum. - Moth Eaten Bell.
  16. Yomei Gate.
  17. Shut. - Open. - Side-view. - Inside Karamom.
  18. Shinto Priestess about to dance the sacred dance.
  19. Side-view of the Haiden of Iyeyasu's Shrine.
  20. Interior of the Haiden of Iyeyasu's Shrine.
  21. Oai-no-ma. The interior of the ante chamber in the Haiden of Iyeyasu's Shrine.
  22. Oai-no-ma.
  23. Panels of Oai-no-ma.
  24. General view of the Shrine from beneath the Tomb.
  25. Tomb of Iyeyasu.
  26. Futaara-Finja.
  27. Haiden. - 2nd Gate. - Yashamon. - Shrine of Iyemitsu.
  28. Fu-jin. - Rai-jin.
  29. Interior of Haiden of Shrine of Iyemitsu.
  30. Haiden of Shrine of Iyemitsu, (sepia tone collotype) (49 Plate - Kelly & Walsh Version only as collotype)
  31. Haiden of Shrine of Iyemitsu. (color woodblock)
    Haiden of Shrine of Iyemitsu, (sepia tone collotype) (49 Plate - Kelly & Walsh Version)
  32. Door of Haiden of Shrine of Iyemitsu.
  33. Cenotaphs of the Abbots.
  34. View from the right of the Nikko Hotel (Jan. 1893).
  35. Kamman-ga-fuchi.
  36. The Countless Fizo.
  37. Dai-nichi-do.
  38. Urami. - Jikan.
  39. First Cascade of Jakko.
  40. Kegon.
  41. Outlet of Lake Chiuzenji.
  42. Nantai-zan and Lake Chiuzenji.
  43. Village of Chiuzenji.
  44. On the road from Chiuzenji to Yumoto.
  45. Cascade of the Dragon's Head above Chiuzenji.
  46. Senjo-ga-hara.
  47. Yumoto.

 


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