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SETSUZAN, FURUYA (ILL.): - Kodai Moy› Ch›cho (Ancient Designs: Butterflies and Birds). Two volumes. Kyoto, Yamada Unsodo, Meiji 39 (1906).

 1411265805,
Lvs 25 + 25, double folded in the Japanese fashion. With fifty coloured wood-cut prints. Japanese colophon at end. Original decorated purple paper covers, lightly worn. Occasionally a few stains to text. First edition. A splendid collection of delicate wood-block prints of butterflies and birds. The images (several on each plate) are patterned in various designs made of beautiful "silky" colours, some highlighted with silver. Furuya Setsuzan was a renowned Meiji-period artist. Seems very uncommon, only one library copy found (Fashion Institute of Technology Library, N.Y.).
EUR 1800.00 [Appr.: US$ 2067.94 | £UK 1580.5 | JP¥ 232587] Book number 120510

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