1921. Item #91104
[UNSODO] MIYOSHI Manabu. HANA SHOBU ZUFU. Unsôdô, Kyoto & Tokyo,
Taishô 10 . 4 vols., each 8 3/4" X 17 3/16" with a total of
100 full page color prints of Japanese irises, along with 5 pages
of color samples. In addition, there is a 40pp. letterpress text
volume(6 1/4" X 8 7/8").
The definitive work on the subject and coincidentally one of
the finest examples of botanical book illustration ever done in
Japan by the foremost botanist (and flower painter) of his day.
Printed exquisitely by the best color woodblock printer of 20th
A work of great rarity, the paper is creamy, not stark white -
if toned at all, uniformly throughout. Without the image foxing
sometimes seen in this work, albeit a scattering in some
preliminaries. Beautifully printed. In the original clasped chitsu