Tokyo:: Hochi Shimbun, 1904., 1904. (220 x 150 mm). lxv, 298 pp. Folding color frontis., plates, text-illustrations, decorative green endpapers. Illustrated silk covers, bound with string, housed in folding cloth picture case; the clasps on the case are detached, scuff to rear case cover. Previous owner's inked signature. Near fine. Included in the text is "Gensai Murai: His Life and Works" by Unkichi Kawai. A finely printed book: "The book is illustrated by Mr. Kwason Suzuki, one of Japan's artists of renown [sic]. They are all hand reproductions from wood-cuts. The frontispiece went through thirty-five processes upon thirty-five different cuts; the illustration facing 122 twenty-eight times and one facing page 270 twenty-three times. The rest of the illustrations are in two colors. A flower of the Platycodon grandiflorum in a circle on the title page is the family crest of the author." [from the text].
(Inventory #: GG01264)
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