1 volume, cloth, ribbon bound covers, paper label. 25 color full page images after designs by Sekka. As Sekka's last work, it crowns his remarkable career with a lovely evocation of Kôetsu's Saga-bon. (For more on this important work, see Hillier's description on p.976 of the second volume of his ART OF THE JAPANESE BOOK.) The condition is much better than average, with relatively little of the offsetting from the prints to the poems that is usual in this book. The printing is very good, the colors striking. It is a very good copy overall. Housed in the original titled and clasped chitsu case which shows general soiling all over, with some folds starting and one small chip; and the title label is chipped near the bottom. One volume (complete)
Publisher: Yamada Naosaburo, Yamada Unsodo. Kyoto. One page of preface followed by 30 woodblock printed plates, One final page with colophon with date of publication and publisher’s name. First edition issued without the cover with English title. A copy from The Ruth and Sherman Lee Institute for Japanese Art Collection is illustrated in Donald A. Wood and Yuko Ikeda, eds., Kamisaka Sekka: Rimpa Master--Pioneer of Modern Design (Kyoto and Birmingham: National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, and Birmingham Museum of Art, AL, 2003), pl. 250.
2 folios, Volume one has 2 color prints and 30 b+w sumi prints, volume two has 30 b+w sumi prints. An interesting design book of subtlety. The cords are largely missing a very good printing in the best condition we have seen of this fragile book. Cord-bound fukuro-toji Japanese style with the title printed on the covers. Complete.
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Kamisaka Sekka | Shikishi | 1901 | Zucker Art Books
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