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Sunappu no torikata (Snapshot Photography)

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  • Title (object)

    • Sunappu no torikata (Snapshot Photography)
  • Description

    Photobook, one volume, first edition, 14th printing. Numerous photographic plates and illustrations. Japanese text. Small 8vo. Original printed wrappers.

  • Producer name

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1941
  • Production place

  • Materials

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  • Curator's comments

    This is the first book Hamaya published and it is slightly unfortunate for showing on the front cover a few German chaps with a Nazi flag in the right corner. But the book itself is certainly devoid of any political tendency and it shows all the hallmarks of Hamaya's genius. The present is vol. 10 of the 53 vol. Ars Shashin Bunko series. The first edition was published in July 1939. No copy in OCLC. (Titus Boeder, 4/2007)


  • Bibliography

    • Boeder 2007 102 bibliographic details
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  • Acquisition date


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  • Registration number


  • Additional IDs

    • PB.359 (Photobook number)

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