Gakko hitsuyo irozu mondo.
IEHARA, Masanori and Kan'ichiro SHIOZU. Gakko hitsuyo irozu mondo. , 40,  pp. on 22 double folded leaves. Illustrated with two hand-coloured charts and small hand-coloured squares throughout the text. 8vo., 210 x 150 mm, bound in publisher's wrappers with title label preserved in a new purple cloth folding box. Kyoto: Wakabayashi Kisuke, 1876 [Meiji 9].
This is most probably the first text book of Western colour theory printed in Japan for Japanese students. It is almost surely based on European models, but since it is a nineteenth century Japanese book, it possesses a rather unique charm.
Item nr. 165153
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