ONCHI, Koshiro. Chu. Gyo. Kai. [Insects, Fish, Shells]. Unpaginated, 14 ff. Illustrated with 10 prints done with a mix of techniques including pochoir and woodcut. 4to., 265 x 210, bound in publisher's illustrated wrappers. Tokyo: Aoi Shobo, Showa 18 .
Onchi was an extremely prolific and gifted artist whose work with books merits him a place among the twentieth centuries most important book artists. In Chu, Gyu, Kai "he not
only wrote the experimental verses, but embarked on new departures in printing techniques, combining with the colour woodblock mechanically produced half-tone and line block."(Hillier)
A fine copy of this rare, important and desirable book.
No 158 of 200 copies. OCLC lists only the Art Institue of Chicago worldwide
Hillier, Jack: The Art of theJapanese Illustrated Book (London, 1987), p. 1019f.
Item nr. 169968