by [UNSÔDÔ] Sakai HÔ-ITSU, Suzuki KI-ISU & Nakano
1908. [UNSÔDÔ] Sakai HÔ-ITSU, Suzuki KI-ITSU & Nakano KI-MEI. SHIKI NO HANA. Kyoto, Meiji 41  10 volumes [18.8 X 27.9 cm], complete, bound orihon style in stiff paper covers with printed paper title labels. There are 2 spring, 4 summer, 3 autumn and 1 winter volumes, with a grand total of 237 (232 of which are double page images, approx. 24 X 32 cm, within printed borders) color woodblock prints of Japanese flowers. Identified in the introduction to each season, there is no printed text to mar the lovely color plates. Delicately printed after designs by eminent 19th century Rimpa artists, printed by Unsodo while at the height of their considerable powers. This is a complete set in a chitsu (w/o clasps). A wonderful set in excellent impression and colors (with bokashi) which is almost never found complete nowadays. With only minor cover rubbing, one of the nicer sets we have seen.
(Inventory #: 88556)