1934. Item #84906
[DESIGN] Kamisaka SEKKA. UTA-E Kyoto & Tokyo: Unsodo, Showa 9 . 1 volume, 31 x 22 cm, cloth, ribbon bound covers, paper label. 25 color full page images after designs by Sekka. As Sekka's last work, it crowns his remarkable career with a lovely evocation of Koetsu's Saga-bon. (For more on this important work, see Hillier's description on p.976 of the second volume of his ART OF THE JAPANESE BOOK.) The condition is a bit better than average, with relatively little of the offsetting from the prints to the poems that is usual in this book. Slight foxing and slight edgewear. The printing is very good, the colors lovely. It is a very good copy overall. Housed in the original, professionally repaired, chitsu case with title label that shows general soiling all over and is lacking its clasps. One volume (complete):.