1912. Item #83419
[EHON] O^ta Saburo^, artist. ASA GIRI Tokyo, Meiji 45 . 2 volumes, string-bound Japanese style, 19.1 x 13 cm. Each volume contains 35 color prints with a facing page of text. The prints appear to be a hybrid of lithography and color woodcut. [See Hillier's discussion of the book in his ART OF THE JAPANESE PRINTED BOOK]. These small volumes constitute a truly remarkable work and one of the most important examples of the Japanese picture book genre produced in this century. Our copy is in very good condition overall, with only a few foxed pages internally and some stains to the illustrated covers. It is enclosed in the original (damaged) publishers box with a printed title label. Unusual thus. Complete:.