SAKSH1
Sakai Hoitsu & Suzuki Kiitsu: SHIKI NO HANA. (Flowers of the Four Seasons). Kyoto, 1907-08. Spring (2 vols.): Title page, 8 pp. list of contents, 2 single page and 48 double page original colour woodblock prints. Summer (4 vols.): Title page, 8 pp. list of contents (2 pp. in each vol.), 1 single page and 88 double page original colour woodblock prints. Autumn (3 vols.): Title page, 6 pp. list of contents (2 pp. in each vol.), 2 single page and 68 double page original colour woodblock prints. Winter (1 vol.): Title page, 2 pp. list of contents, 2 single page and 26 double page original colour woodblock prints. A total of 7 single page and 230 double page original colour woodblock prints. 10 vols. 28x19 cm. Boards. Accordion-style.
GBP 3,500.00
Large and marvellous ten-volume compendium of the flowers of the four seasons. Split into sections by season as follows: two volumes on Spring, four on Summer, three on Autumn and one on Winter. The floral illustrations in the style of two famous Japanese painters known for their renditions of nature: Sakai Hoitsu and Suzuki Kiitsu. Woodblock printed list of contents to each volume. Good impressions with excellent colour. All text in Japanese. Published by Unsodo.
Skilful repairs to a couple of leaves, the occasional mark and spotting. Rubbing and wear to the covers of a number of volumes. Otherwise, in fine condition. Later cloth case utilising original title slip.
Rare. Images available on request.
Subjects: Illustrated Books Rare Books
Available, as of: 20/09/2021
Was item 564 in printed List 201.
Record produced by Hanshan Tang Books, www.hanshan.com.
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