Shozoku shokumon zue. Tokikata MATSUOKA, Honma HYAKURI.
Shozoku shokumon zue.

Shozoku shokumon zue.


MATSUOKA, Tokikata and Honma HYAKURI. Shozoku shokumon zue. [Patterns of Brocades Worn at Court]. 92 pp. Illustrated with 146 woodcuts. 8vo., 240 x 167 mm, bound in original wrappers in a new chitsu case. Tokyo: 1815.

The first edition of this wonderful example of early nineteenth century Japanese bookmaking. Many of the stunning woodcuts show a remarkable degree of subtlety and display an exquisite range of colours, some almost having the appearance of relief printing. First blank leaf and wrapper with minor waterstain.

Item nr. 165242
Price: $1,500.00

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