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JAPANESE WOOD ENGRAVINGS

ing as applied to book-pictures doubtless arose from the wish of the publisher to increase the attractions of the issue in the eyes of a public

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Fig 5.—Reduced from a woodcut in the Isé Monogatari (1608). (Author's Collection.)

who had not yet learned to appreciate the advantages of the press. The pigments, however, were garish and ill applied, and only rendered more