Sekino Junichirō 関野準一郎, Takei Takeo 武井 武雄 Hashimoto Okiie et al. Editor unknown. Yamataka Noboru 山高登, 橋本興家. n.p. n.d. String bound fukuro toji 20 x 15cm with title slip in Japanese on front cover. A handmade album with a delightful collection of 52 color and monochrome bookplates and stamps by a range of Japanese artists in a variety of techniques. Most are tipped in, with the stamps laid in.
Among the well-known artists represented are Sekino Junichirō 関野準一郎 (1914-1988) (1 bookplate), Takei Takeo 武井 武雄 (1894 – 1983) (5 woodblock prints and 3 stamps)、Yamataka Noboru 山高登 (2 bookplates), Hashimoto Okiie 橋本興家 (1899 - 1993) (1 bookplate). Techniques include woodblock printing and etching.
Included is a handwritten guide in Japanese to each of the bookplates, with title, artist, name of book owner and some techniques identified, as well as a printed sheet with the artists’ names and the number of bookplates/stamps rendered.
Made with great care and in very good condition.