1903. Item #89180
SHIMBI SHOIN. KÔRIN HAGASHÛ 5 volumes. The first printing in original chitsu of this important reference to the Korin school with the spectacular xylographic color woodblock techniques Shimbi Shoin employed at the time. Tôkyô, Meiji 36-39 [1903-6] Printed cloth covered boards, 43.1 x 31.1 cm. An example of Shimbi Shoin's deluxe productions on traditional Japanese art: beautiful and scholarly. Text in Japanese. Includes collotypes, as well as many color plates printed with gold and silver pigments. Very clean throughout, the publisher's clasped cases are still in good condition, as well. A lovely set.