1903. Item #90300
[DESIGN] Kamisaka SEKKA. KOKKEI ZUAN A COLLECTION OF HUMOROUS DESIGNS By Sekka Kamisaka, the Author of "KAIRO". Unsodo, Kyoto, Meiji 36 . Orihon folding album in printed paper over boards. 25.4 X 17.7 cm. This copy has 31 full page woodblock-printed images [including the rear pastedown] after comic designs by Sekka. Interesting for two reasons - this is a very unusual book which scarcely appears on the market in Japan and almost never abroad, secondly, this copy seems to have 2 more images than the copy which served as the example in the traveling exhibit: KAMISAKA SEKKA: RIMPA MASTER - PIONEER OF MODERN DESIGN from 2003, 2004. (See item 250 from the catalog) Excellent colors and impressions, very good condition, the front cover has a bit of paper restoration. Enclosed in a clasped chitsu case. $4,850.00.