19. Item #89143
[EHON] Mori Shunkei, artist. CHU^KA SENCHU Tokyo & Kyoto: Unso^do^. 20.8 x 27.5 cm. Orihon folding album. Cloth-covered board covers with paper title slip as above. As Kaempfer describes it in his article in ESSAYS ON JAPANESE ART, this is a complex work bibliographically. Initially published in 1820 with a preface and poems throughout, it was reprinted sans poetry, preface and colophon many times throughout the rest of the century (also see Mitchell pp. 494,5.) This is a very well printed late Meiji edition consisting of the twelve color prints of insects and plants, with nothing else. Despite being a late rendition, a remarkable and lovely work. In very good colors and impression. In this Unso^do^ version, the double-page prints are not folded.