Kamigata Shumi 上方趣味
Kamigata Shumi 上方趣味
Kamigata Shumi 上方趣味
Kamigata Shumi 上方趣味
Kamigata Shumi 上方趣味
Kamigata Shumi 上方趣味
Kamigata Shumi 上方趣味
Kamigata Shumi 上方趣味
Kamigata Shumi 上方趣味
Kamigata Shumi 上方趣味
Kamigata Shumi 上方趣味
Kamigata Shumi 上方趣味
Kamigata Shumi 上方趣味
Kamigata Shumi 上方趣味
Kamigata Shumi 上方趣味
Kamigata Shumi 上方趣味
Kamigata Shumi 上方趣味
Kamigata Shumi 上方趣味
Kamigata Shumi 上方趣味
Kamigata Shumi 上方趣味

Kamigata Shumi 上方趣味

1919. Item #90869

Kamigata Shumi 上方趣味 [2 hand fans on front wrapper]. 夏の巻 Natsu no Maki [Summer edition]. 大正 Taishō 8 [1919].15.5 x 10.7cm bound Japanese style, fukuro-toji with decorated front wrapper of 2 hand fans. 28 cho with index, ads, and information and articles on things to do and see in the Osaka region in Japanese text. One sepia-tone full-page ad and one ad that folds out to 15.5 x 18cm. Monochrome woodcuts throughout with 2 lovely full-page color woodblock prints and one color woodcut that folds out to 15.5 x 31.5cm. Kamigata 上方 refers to the region from Osaka to Kyoto. Damage to rear wrapper. Dust staining and rips along edge of top front wrapper.

Kamigata Shumi 上方趣味 [Bon Odori dancers on front wrapper]. 夏の巻 Natsu no Maki [Summer edition]. 大正 Taishō 10 [1921]. 15.2 x 10.9cm small volume bound Japanese style, fukuro-toji with decorated front wrapper, Bon Odori 盆おどり, depicting 3 lantern festival dancers and a silver moon. 35 cho with index, ads, and information and articles on things to do and see in the Osaka region in Japanese text. Monochrome woodcuts throughout with a vibrant, full-color woodblock print with silver pigment opening to 22 x 15.3cm and full-page ad with a light wash of color. Front wrapper has wear and slight fading to edges with top edge of binding starting. Dust stained with damp staining on later pages.

Kamigata Shumi 上方趣味 [Ukiyo-e woodcut Danshichijima no Okaji 團七縞のお梶 on cover]. 夏の巻 Natsu no Maki [Summer edition]. 大正 Taishō 11 [1922]. 15.3 x 11cm small volume bound Japanese style, fukuro-toji with decorated front wrapper with a Ukiyo-e woodcut of the actor Bandō Shūka in the role of Danshichijima no Okaji. 團七縞のお梶 (団七縞のお梶). 40 cho with index, ads, and information and articles on things to do and see in the Osaka region in Japanese text. Monochrome woodcuts throughout with a striking, color woodcut that folds out to 23 x 15.5cm, 2 color full-page ads, 1 monochrome ad that folds out to 20 x 15.5cm, and another that opens to 21 x 15.2cm. A slip of 8.5cm x 11.6cm paper with woodblock print publisher info for Kamigata Shumi 上方趣味 with the dates of 大正 Taishō 5, 6 and 7 [1916,17 and 18] laid in. Some small tears to front wrapper at binding, dust staining of wrappers.

Kamigata Shumi 上方趣味 [a brown building and trees with silver borders on front]. 鶯宿梅の巻 [Ōshukubai edition] Showa 9 [1934]. 15.2 x 11cm small volume bound Japanese style, fukuro-toji with decorated front wrapper of a brown building and trees with silver border. Ōshukubai 鶯宿梅, the edition’s name, and front wrapper artwork, refers to the legend of a plum tree where a nightingale lived. 33 cho with index, ads, and information and articles on things to do and see in the Osaka region in Japanese text. Monochrome woodcuts throughout with a color ad on inside front wrapper, 8.2 x 7.5cm tipped-in color woodcut with silver pigment, 6 x 6cm tipped-in color woodcut, and a photo reproduction color woodcut that folds out to 14.5 x 19cm on paper with a metallic sheen. Dirt staining of wrappers with chipping of top and bottom front edges and dirt staining on rear wrapper. Stain on title page with slight foxing.

Kamigata Shumi 上方趣味 [blue, red and white design on cover]. 京鹿子の巻 [Kyōkanoko edition] Showa 7 [1932]. 15 x 10.9cm small volume bound Japanese style, fukuro-toji with decorated front and rear wrapper. Kyōkanoko 京鹿子, the edition’s name and front wrapper artwork, refers to a type of Kansai region silk dyeing process that leaves small white dots on a color background. 34 cho with index, ads, and information and articles on things to do and see in the Osaka region in Japanese text. Monochrome woodcuts throughout with a color ad on inside front cover and a b+w woodcut ad on rear cover. Two lovely, color woodblock prints that fold out - one with gold and silver pigments 19 x 15cm and the other 14 x 15cm. Wear to wrappers, spot of toning to edges of a few pages and all over toned pages to final few cho and ad pages. Tear to smaller fold-out woodcut.

Price: $500.00

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