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Tsuda, Seifu
Kyoto : Honda Ichijiro, Meiji 32-33 [1899-1900]. A collection of 97 colour woodblock-printed illustrations for handicraft designs created by Tsuda Seifu, a painter, calligrapher, poet and ‘renaissance man’ from Kyoto, when he was only twenty years old. A set of books in which Japanese traditional patterns are vividly modernised using beautiful woodblock printing. Original wrappers, lightly soiled, with minor damage to corners. Ex-ownership stamps to upper pastedowns of both volumes. General discolouration due to age. Foxing to colophon of volume 2. Illustrations in nice condition. Near fine. 2 v., complete. 23, 23 leaves. 25.5 x 17.9 cm. Text in Japanese. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]
Bookseller: Kagerou Bunko (ABAJ, ILAB) [Tokyo, Japan]
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