1827. Item #88048
[Sōmoku Seifu: Yūdoku Sōmō Zusetsu 草木性譜 有毒草木図説, 5 vols.
Toneri Shigetaka 清原重巨, author and Mizutani Toyobumi 水谷豊文 and Numata Gessai 沼田月斎 illustrators
Eirakuya Tōshirō 永楽屋東四郎, publisher
Bunsei 文政 10 
[Botanical] 5 volumes 28.3 x 19.2 cm, string-bound Japanese style, fukuro-toji, with yellow covers and original printed paper title labels. An interesting illustrated work with original woodblock prints, in black and white and some color, on poisonous plants. Japanese text throughout. See H. Kerlen, “Catalogue of Pre-Meiji Japanese books and maps in public collections in The Netherlands,” items 1657 pp. 696-7 & 1895 pp. 799-800.
Text by Toneri Shigetaka (also Shigeomi) 清原重巨 (1779 -1847) with wooduts by Numata Gessai 沼田月斎 (1787-1864) and Mizutani Toyobumi 水谷豊文 (1779-1883), an established artist and scholar of botany in the late Edo period.
Complete and housed in a modern clasped chitsu case. Scant foxing and dirt standing to covers, otherwise interior pages are in excellent condition.