by [EHON] Keisai Masayoshi, artist
19. [EHON] Keisai Masayoshi, artist. SOKA RYAKUGA-SHIKI. Kyoto, Unsodo, N.D., with original Bunka colophon, but this is undoubtedly a 20th century reprint in color woodblock, (from the original blocks?) 1 volume, complete. Plain brown covers, string-bound Japanese style, fukuro toji, with the printed title label. 25.1 X 17.9 cm. The version at hand is part of the 20th century production of this work, demonstrating its ongoing popularity as a classic of Japanese book illustration. Keisai's color woodcuts of plants and flowers. The impressions are fair and late, but without the mica highlights of early editions. In excellent condition overall. This is a study piece and is priced accordingly.
(Inventory #: 87676)