1910. Item #85133
[EHON] Takeuchi Seiho, artist. SEIHÔ-GA HAKU HITSU JÛNISHI JO. n.p., n.p., n.d. [Kyoto & Tokyo: Yamada Unsodo, c. 1910-1912] 37.4 x 25.5 cm Orihon folding album of 12 full page color woodblocks. In stiff paper over board covers with a printed paper title label. A clean copy in which the tiger and ox prints have paper repairs. A few worm holes. Good impressions and colors. This set of double oban size prints (with center fold) of the 12 animals of the Zodiac represents one of the scarcest and most desirable of all 20th century ehon. Takeuchi Seiho was a genius and his collaboration with Unsodo a triumph. Mitchell did not see a copy but relied on the Ryerson description, Hillier did not see a copy. [Mitchell, p.464; Ryerson, p.428; Brown p.202].