JAPANESE HOMES AND THEIR SURROUNDINGS
MORSE, Edward S. JAPANESE HOMES AND THEIR SURROUNDINGS.
Boston: Ticknoe, 1886. 4to. Publisher's decorated cloth, top edge gilt. xxxiii, (i), 372 pages. Second edition. [Hitchcock, 803].
Morse's book is famous as an early study of Japanese architecture. James Kornwulf wrote that, the illustrations "display the simplicity of line and a sense of proportion that soon came to be reflected in architecture of the Aesthetic Movement." Morse (1838-1925) taught at the Imperial University in Tokyo from 1877-1880. Bookplate. Loosely laid in advertisement for "The Land of the Morning Calm." Minor rubbing to extremities of spine, else a very good copy.