Size: 7 3/8 x 10 1/4 in. (187 x 260 mm).
Item#: SD-111 Artists: leading Japanese and internationa art photographers from 1938.
Image or title: Seikai Shahshin Nenkan (World Photo Annual), 1938, Vol. 1.
Date: 1938 Medium: book Price: ¥20,000 JPY

Description: international photographic annual by the Japanese publisher Arusu Shuppan Shu (ARS Publishing), Tokyo. This publication showcases the works of world's leading photographers. This includes: Alfred Eisenstadt, Paul Wolff, George Platt Lynes, Bernice Abbott, Ruth Bernhard, Brett Weston, Imogen Cunningham, Martin Munkacsi, Edward Steichen, and Cecil Beaton to name a few. There is also a whole section on Fritz Henle taking up six pages that includes several of his images taken in Japan. Printed in photogravure, this book contains 128 pages of photographs and 43 pages of Japanese text, and several pages of photographic advertisements front and back.

Condition: contents are very clean copy but the cover is a little worn. There is also some foxing spots on the reverse of the title page due to the gatefold pullout advertisment that is in direct contact with it. A few of the pages are inscribed with camera exposure notes from the original owner who also signed his name opposite the colophon. Overall this is a good copy.

Title page with Arsen gatefold photo advertisement on the following page.

Section featuring Friz Henle photos taken in Japan.