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Edo meibutsu nadai akindo yakusha hyoban 江戸名物名代商人役者評判

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  • Title (object)

    • Edo meibutsu nadai akindo yakusha hyoban 江戸名物名代商人役者評判
  • Description

    Illustrated book. 1 vol. Woodblock-printed.

  • Producer name

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1827
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 22 centimetres (covers)
    • Width: 15 centimetres (covers)
  • Curator's comments

    Conservation Credit Line: Conservation of this book was supported by the Toshiba International Foundation

  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    31 May 2011

    Treatment proposal

    Provide with custom-made archival box for storage.


    In good condition but requires protection from physical damage, dust, atmospheric pollutants and light during storage.

    Treatment details

    The book was housed in a custom made box. This consisted of an inner envelope of Manilla 225 gsm paper and an outer box constructed using Boxboard and Filmoplast T 6472. The envelope and box were adhered to each other with double sided tape and cotton ties were attached using Culminal (non ionic cellulose).

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  • Registration number


  • Additional IDs

    • JH.518 (Hillier no.)

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