[EHON] Ota SaburĂ´, artist. ASA GIRI Tokyo, Meiji 45 [1912]. 2 volumes, string-bound Japanese style, 19.1 x 13 cm. Each volume contains 35 color prints with a facing page of text. The prints appear to be a hybrid of lithography and color woodcut. [See Hillier's discussion of the book in his ART OF THE JAPANESE PRINTED BOOK]. These small volumes constitute a truly remarkable work and is an important example of the Japanese picture book genre produced in the twentieth century.

Our copy is in very good condition overall, with almost none of the foxed pages this book usually displays. It is enclosed in the original publisher's box with a printed title label and is one of the nicer copies we have seen. Unusual in such nice condition. Complete: