by SEKKA, Kamisaka, Furuya KORIN et al.
1935. SEKKA, Kamisaka, Furuya KORIN et al. Bijutsu-Kai. 14 Volumes. Illustrated with 1397 woodblock printed plates. 4to., bound in publisher's wrappers in 2 new chitsu cases. Kyoto: Yamada Unsodo, 1935. $17,500.00 A splendid complete set of this legendary publication, here consisting of the plates from the 70 issues bound up separately by the publisher. The set is a veritable encylopedia of Japanese design in the first third of the twentieth century. Unsodo is a large Japanese publishing company with branches in both Tokyo and Kyoto. Founded in 1891, this company is still in existence today. From the 1890s through the 1930s, the Unsodo publishing house was involved in printing high quality pattern books for various crafts including textiles and lacquer.
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