SHIKI NO HANA
1908. Item #87908
[BOTANICAL] Sakai HO-ITSU, Suzuki KI-ITSU & Nakano KI-MEI. SHIKI NO HANA. Kyoto, Meiji 41 . 10 volumes [18.8 X 27.9 cm], complete, bound orihon style in stiff paper covers with printed paper title labels. There are 2 spring, 4 summer, 3 autumn and 1 winter volumes, with a grand total of 237 (232 of which are double-page images, approx. 24 X 32 cm, within printed borders) color woodblock prints of Japanese flowers. Identified only in the introduction to each season, there is no printed text to mar the lovely color plates. The images are after designs by eminent 19th century Rimpa artists, and printed by Unsodo while at the height of their considerable powers. This is a complete set (it is almost never found complete nowadays) in good impressions and colors, in a rather weak, clasped chitsu with printed set title label. A very nice example.