1936. Item #87519
Maeda Yūgure 前田夕暮, author and Onchi Kōshirō 恩地孝四郎, binding. Kenka Shokubutsu 顕花植物 [Phanerogamic Plants]. Kyoto: Jinbun Shoin 人文書院. Shōwa 11 .1st printing, 5 page Table of Contents, 304+ pp. Small 8vo., Blue cloth with silver, fine in decorated dust wrapper. Japanese text throughout. The dust wrapper is a bit soiled and rumpled but quite marvelous. It is listed as #304 in the Onchi book binding raisonné, Onchi Kōshirō Seihon no Gyō 恩地孝四郎装本の業. Maeda Yūgure 前田夕暮 (1883-1951) was the author of the poetry anthology Kashū: Shinshō・Fuji 歌集 新頌・富士 from the same period, which Onchi illustrated and whose binding he designed, as well. The delicate colored abstraction on the dust wrapper and the tooled abstraction in the cloth cover are vintage Onchi.