1983. Item #90471
Sekine Toshio 関根寿雄. Shohyōshū Ex Libris 1983 関根寿雄 書票集. 1983. Self-published. Tokyo 19 x 13cm collection of 12 original polychrome and monochrome woodblock bookplates tipped in. Number 5 of a limited edition of 100; it appears to be an artist’s proof. Free endpapers made of handmade Japanese paper. 12 intricate woodcuts with the owner’s name in Japanese text. Lovely ex libris depicting rural, international and pictorial settings, including one tree in a landscape in four different seasons, each a separate bookplate. The winter season, the last of the four, features a snowman under the tree, and is the one monochrome of the group. Book was handmade by the artist. Excellent printing. Very fine condition.