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