Vintage Japanese Book Illustrations

 

Shotaro Honda, illus. for Kodomo no kuni, vol.II, no. 3, 1932
Shotaro Honda, illus. for Kodomo no kuni, vol.II, no. 3, 1932

Japanese, 1927 magazine cover

Japanese, 1927 magazine cover

Back cover of an issue of Kodomo no tenchi magazine, 1934

Back cover of an issue of Kodomo no tenchi magazine, 1934

 

These images are scans from the personal collection of ‘Will’, a book collector with an obsession for illustrations and graphic designs from around the world.

To see the rest of the set, please visit the original post on his blog:  A Journey Round My Skull.

[Update: He moved the images to a new site, 50 Watts.  New post link.]

Old illustrations and old books in general are fascinating to me.  I actually have some old Sears catalogs from the 70s that I want to look through and maybe post some pictures from.

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