1900. Item #90268
[DESIGN] TSUDA Seifû, artist. KAMONFU 2 vols. Tassel-bound, Japanese style. Printed paper covers. 25.2 X 17.9 cm ea. Meiji 33 , Honda Ichijiro, Kyoto. This set is complete in two volumes. Tsuda Seifu is one of the finest designers of his day, and Honda Ichijiro the premier publisher. These 80 full page color woodcut designs are extremely well-printed with heavy opaque colors and metallic ink. Quite a scarce work, and an important example of the design genre. For more on this work, see pp. 20 & 21 of the recent catalogue, ZUANCHO IN KYOTO [Trujillo & Mitsui, Stanford University Libraries, 2008]. A bit of paper toning, general cover wear and slight internal foxing, else very good or better. Complete copy of this scarce work. The important artist Tsuda Seifu was a painter, illustrator and designer of incredible flexibility, one of the most influential masters of the 20th century.