Kakuzen zuko [trans.: An Illustrated Study of Leatherwork].
by IKEDA [KEISAI], Eisen.
About 170 fine woodcuts in color in the text. 19 folding leaves of patterns & 12 folding leaves of text. 4to, orig. patterned wrappers in accordion (orihon) format. Edo: 1845. First edition. This handsome work, printed on paper richly speckled with mica, depicts leatherwork patterns used in the past for military costumes, festivities, and decorative clothing and accessories. The woodcuts, which range from one to five a page, are beautifully printed in a great variety of colors (for example, many different shades of blue, green, yellow, purple, brown, and red). The compiler and artist Eisen Ikeda Keisai (1790-1848), was a prominent ukiyo-e artist who specialized in pictures of beautiful women. Fine copy. . (Inventory #: HillBibl-5248)
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