1710. Item #90368
[BOTANY - JAPANESE] Itō Ihei, author. CHIKINSÔ [VIEW OF THE EARTH'S RAIMENT] 20 volumes. Edo, 1710, 1719 & n.d. [c.1740]. In three series: The first eight volumes are titled ZÔHO CHIKINSÔ; The next eight: KÔEKI CHIKINSÔ and the final four: CHIKINSÔ FUROKU. All small format, 15.5 x 11.1 cm, fukuro-toji style, string bound in paper covers with printed paper labels. An exhaustive herbal which shows little or no Western influence. Illustrated throughout in simple b+w line woodcuts. [See Bartlett & Shiohara, pp.122-125] This complete set in blind patterned blue covers and printed paper labels is in near fine condition and fair to good impression. A by no means common work complete. The three series in 20 volumes:.