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1. [AVANT GARDE]. KINDAI BIJUTSU SHICHO KOZA L'IDEE ET L'ESPRIT DE L'ART MODERNE. Tokyo: Atelier-sha, Shôwa 12, 13 [1937, 38]. Six volumes in printed publisher's slipcases. 22.5 x 16.3 cm. Cloth- bound western-style. A fascinating series of volumes. The critics Sagara Tokuzô and Araki Sueo wrote REALISME and FAUVISME, respectively. The artists Ihara Usaburo, Fukuzawa Ichiro, Kanbara Tai & Hasegawa Saburô wrote CUBISME; SURREALISME; FUTURISME, EXPRESSIONISME, DADAISME; and ABSTRACT ART. The product of a time when Japan justly felt itself to be firmly in the vanguard of world art. The spines are a bit darkened and the slipcases rubbed, but overall a very good copy of this very unusual and important set. Not merely painting and printmaking, but also the plastic arts, and a bit of architecture, etc. are addressed in these wide-ranging and well-illustrated volumes. Complete, as issued.

$2,850.00

 

 

 

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2. [AVANT-GARDE] KANAMARU Shigene. SHINKÔ SHASHIN NO TSUKURIKATA. Tôkyô, Shinkôsha, 1932. 4to., 27 x 19.8 cm Bound western-style in decorated boards. The book design and covers are by Onchi Kôshirô, perhaps the most important book designer of the 20th century in Japan. This volume, "THE MAKING OF AVANT GARDE PHOTOGRAPHY" and his famous "HIKO KANNO [THE SENSATION OF FLIGHT]" are considered masterpieces. In addition, one may not ignore the fact of this work's great impact on Japanese photographers of the day, The text and selected images published herein provided a new artistic vocabulary for an entire generation. There is a bit of fading to the spine, else the book itself is very clean and even includes an order form and advance advertisement for the book laid- in. The rare slipcase, though faded and browned by age and sunlight, is whole and present. A remarkable copy of a remarkable book in the history of world photography.

$5,750.00

 

 

 

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3. [AVANT-GARDE] MURAYAMA Tomoyoshi. KOSEIHA KENKYU. [Research on Constructivism]. Tokyo, Taishô 15 [1926]. Third Printing, issued one month after the first. (10),81pp., 31 plates, + finals and ads. Decorated wrappers with cover design by Murayama, printed in red and black. The plates cover works by European and Japanese proponents of Constructivism. An unusual and fragile work, here in its original edition - with the wonderful dinosaur on the cover. Near fine and important.

$985.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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4. BIGOT, George. KEIKAN NO TABÔ. Kawasaki, Shinjû-sha. Shôwa 38 [1963] #51. Bound western-style in printed boards. Reproduces in a small volume (10.8 x 7.0 cm) the wonderful humorous lithographs from the Meiji period in his folio sized policeman's diary, entitled LA JOURNEE D'UN POLICEMAN A TOKIO. All 27 prints are here reproduced in this lovely little book with its original publisher's slipcase.

$375.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

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5. [BOOKPLATES] SHINOHARA Kao, artist. SHINOHARA KAO ETCHINGU ZÔSHOHYÔSHÛ Shinshu-sha, Shôwa 43 [1968]. Small volume, 11.3 x 8.5 cm, bound Western-style in printed paper over board covers. #10 of 45 copies. Etched and embossed small bookplates, superbly printed. Shinohara (1933-2005) was a well-known artist of the avant-garde after the Pacific War. This lovely little volume is fine in the original printed dustwrapper and publisher's box with printed title labels.

$275.00

 

 

 

 

 

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6. [CANDY - JAPAN] A COLLECTION OF 560 CANDY WRAPPERS AND LABELS, AND 55 DECORATED BOXES, EARLY 20TH CENTURY. The wrappers and labels range from small (2.5 x 3 cm) to large (32 x 45 cm), although the majority are somewhere in the middle. Many are elegantly printed woodblocks employing traditional Japanese botanical motifs, while others combine traditional and contemporary design elements with contemporary methods of printing. The boxes have been carefully compressed and, along with the wrappers and labels, are mounted onto 291 loose leaves of light brown paper, 30 x 22.5 cm, to one side only. Besides advertising the expected fruit flavored sweets, such as orange, lemon, cherry, grape, and apple, other tastes on offer are chestnut, walnut, honey, lychee, and even parsnip. Collected from small candy makers and larger firms located all over Japan. A few of the labels and wrappers show some foxing and/or discoloration but are mostly clean. Printed in clear and saturated colors, with occasional flashes of metallic ink, the wrappers, labels and boxes in this collection still entice and charm. Two of the designs even have the original cellophane wrapper that accompanied each. A collection assembled almost certainly before the war with some wrappers going back to the early 20th century. Mostly from the teens, twenties and the thirties. Very unusual and interesting ephemera.

$2,750.00

 

 

  

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7.[Creative Prints] SHINOHARA Cao, artist. HISHÔ NO SHINTAN. Shôwa 45 [1970] A small (7.5 x 7.5 cm) western style square book bound in white leather. Illustrated through in tiny engravings, some colored, signed by Shinohara, numbered 83 of 100 copies. In a lovely little leather slipcase and wraparound paper, like new. A very unusual work from the heyday of Japanese artist books after the War.

$375.00

 

 
 
 

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8.[CREATIVE PRINTS] WATARAI Jun'suke, artist. KOROPOKKURU NO SHI. a little (9.8 x 7.4 cm) leather wraparound box, gold embossed with 13 copper engravings inside, illustrating a text of [POEMS OF THE LITTLE PEOPLE], the little people being homunculi of Ainu legend who "take their ease under the trees" of the great northern forests. Though undated, this copy is #9 of 50 copies, and was produced Sawamura Gallery, probably in the 1970s. In perfect condition throughout, with the original wraparounds, the text pamphlet and the outer shipping box, as well.

$385.00

 

 

 

 

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9. [EARTHQUAKE]. TÔKYÔ FUKÔ HYAKKEI. Tôkyô, Taishô 14 [1925]. Bound in wrappers, 24.8 x 18.4 cm. Tassel-bound, illustrated throughout with reproductions of drawings by 30 artists of views in Tokyo as it started to rebuild after the great earthquake. Mizushima Nihoufu, Kawase Hasui, etc. wandered the scarred town as it began to heal. A bit of edgechipping to the edges of the paper covers, else very good. Unusual.

$275.00

 

 

 

 

 

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10.[EHON - CREATIVE PRINT] TANBAYA Hikobei. PANATORIE NO ETO EHON 12 vols. #29 of 50 copies printed in Shôwa 51 [1976]. The box in which the 12 little volumes, each dedicated to a zodiacal animal, are enclosed is 16.2 x 11.7 cm publisher's box with a paper label. Charming little books of varying sizes, some quite tiny, are illustrated in color woodblock in a manga-esque style. The condition is fine throughout, the books themselves are string-bound Japanese-style, fukuro-toji. The illustrated stories of animal tales to fit the zodiacal signs are subversive, to say the least. As issued, very fine.

$480.00 

 

 

 

 

 

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11.[Ehon] Hashimoto Okiie, artist. NIPPON NO SHIRO. Tokyo: Katô Hanga Kenkyûsho, Shôwa 19 [1944]. 29.2 x 21.1 cm. String-bound Japanese style, fukuro-toji in a printed dustwrapper. 13pp. text + 12 woodcuts. This study in words and woodblock prints of twelve of the most famous feudal era castles in Japan is a remarkable testament to the resiliency of the Japanese creative impulse, even in the midst of the Pacific War. The scholarly text is by Kishida Hideto and the twelve double-page color woodblock prints were designed by Hashimoto, here revelling in the subject he knew and loved best. Depicted are Chiyoda Castle in Tokyo, Osaka Castle, Hirosaki Castle, Okayama Castle, Matsuyama Castle, along with Himeji, Kôchi, Ogaki, Oyama, Nagoya, Komoro and Hikone Castles, many of which would be in ashes within a year. This is a lavish and very well-printed production on good paper. The prints are very fresh. [See Hillier 1044,5]

$1,350.00

 

 

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12. [EHON] SEKINE Toshio. SPICE ISLANDS. Tokyo: 1980,81. 3vols., 17 x 12 cm. string-bound [fukurô toji] Japanese style. #12 of 125 copies total of this interesting little book, signed and sealed by Sekine, who was both artist and author. The text and prints are cut in color woodcut with some hand-coloring. The text, a short history of the European voyages of exploration and the spice trade, is in Japanese, with English and Latin captions for chapters and spice identification. Overall, a visually interesting and clever work, with a few spice samples included. As new, in the original hinged wooden box.

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13.[EROTIC PARODY] TSUKIOKA Settei, artist. ONNA SHIMEGAWA OESHIBUMI. [c. 1768] Ôhon, worn original covers with printed paper title label. C. Andrew Gerstle has done much work on Settei's erotic parodies of traditional women's etiquette books like the ONNA DAIGAKU and the ONNA IMAGAWA. He has also participated in translations of the texts, bringing the ribald humor, broad and often vulgar, to an English-reading audience. A quick view of the original edition of the book at hand reveals why the work is so important. Settei was not merely a visual and literary humorist, he was an artist of great skill and his erotica are powerful and fun. It seems clear he was quite mad for women, as his are always depicted as strong, lovely and "fully engaged" whether it be in an amorous situation or in his depictions of women warriors and historical figures in his non-erotic works. Settei was a subversive of the social order on many levels. By no means a common book, despite his popularity, this is a good printing of this wonderful book, enclosed in a custom clasped chitsu case. It belongs in any serious collection of Shunga and Empon.

$4,250.00

 

 

 

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14.[FLOWERS]. .SHINSHIN MEIKA KACHO SEN, Vol. 1. Kyôto, MARIA Gabô, N.D. [c.1935?] 30.0 x 41.6 cm., 12 color woodblock prints of flowers and birds. Maria Gabô was a very skillful woodblock printing house in the 1930s. Their aesthetic sense differs from others of the period, the pallette is subtler, the printing more "boneless" - overall a more painterly effect is achieved in this group of prints by some of the most celebrated Kyoto artists of the day. MARIA has here created 24.5 x 33.0 cm size prints embellished with all the effects of a deluxe production, bokashi, overprinting, etc., etc. The portfolio covers are worn, but the prints themselves are very good. Very unusual collection, almost never found complete.

$1,750.00

 

 

  

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15. [HASUI] Akiyama Aisaburô. SHINTO AND ITS ARCHITECTURE. Kyoto: Japan Welcome Society, 1936. Large 8vo., woodblock printed paper over boards covers. Prelims, 127pp. Twelve 17.6 x 11.4 cm (image size) color woodblock prints by Kawase Hasui bound in. 15 b+w photo plates (some folding) as well. This is the first edition (a reprint was issued in 1955). The woodblock prints are skillfully printed by the famous Watanabe Shôzaburô, Hasui's lifelong publisher. The book is about fine, without the slipcase. An overzealous reader has lightly pencil-underlined a good part of the text. The print impressions are very good to fine. Though small scale, the book includes several iconic Hasui designs which appear nowhere else and were often removed from the book. Complete with all 12 prints, as here, unusual.

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16. [ISHIZURI]. KANCHU HAKKEI [EIGHT VIEWS OF GUANZHONG]. 20th Century stone printed style album of eight views and poems of sights near the ancient capital of Chang'an, celebrated through history for their beauty. This "stone printing" is based on a stele, commissioned in the 19th year of the K'ang Hsi Emperor [1680], inscribing in stone those famous scenes in painting and calligraphy of famous artists of the period. The stele still exists and may be seen online. In a beautiful brocade cover. with a printed title label laid down on the cover. Very clean, near fine condition.

$650.00 

 

 

 

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17. (JAPAN ADVERTISER). ENTHRONEMENT OF THE ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-FOURTH EMPEROR OF JAPAN.Tokyo: Benjamin Fleisher, 1928. Folio-size purple cloth-covered boards with rooster decoration, bound Japanese-style; xvi + 179pp.. With an original print by Hiroshi Yoshida opposite p.58. The nicest example we have seen, bright in the original edgeworn dustwrapper and clasped chitsu cloth covered case with original printed paper title label. Extraordinary in this condition.

$850.00

 
 
 
 
 

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18.[JAPANESE PRINTS -- BAUR FOUNDATION ]. FORRER, Matthi. THE BAUR COLLECTION, GENEVA: JAPANESE PRINTS. Genève: Collections Baur, (1994). Two volumes, complete unto themselves, but also volumes X and XI of the descriptive catalogue of the Baur Foundation collections. From a total edition limited to 3100 copies, this is number 23 of 50 copies especially bound in leather. Color illustrated throughout. Mostly English language text, some French: the original French-language Preface, by Frank Dunand, follows an English translation, and the title of each print is also given in French. Quarto, 28 x 22.5 cm, full brown leather with gilt title to spine. Housed in the publisher's wood-veneered slipcase with matching leather trim. Alfred Baur (Swiss, 1865-1951) formed his collection of Japanese prints over forty years, from 1909 through 1949. Along with his collections of Japanese lacquer, netsuke, and sword fittings, and Chinese imperial ceramic ware, jades and snuff bottles, it is the nucleus of he Baur Foundation Museum of Far Eastern art. As new.

$325.00 

 

 

 

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19. [KATAZOME] KANZAKA Onjun. Santôka Kusaku wo Kizamu SAKE. [Ôsaka] Riichi, Heisei 3 [1991]. #40 of 100 copies printed. Orihon folding album with poems by the preWar haiku poet Santôka, illustrated with lovely Katazome stencil prints by Kanzaka. 29.8 x 21.0 cm. Fine condition, enclosed in original chitsu clasped case and outer shipping box. The title and theme is "SAKE".

$1,250.00

 

 

 

 

 

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20. [KATAZOME] SERIZAWA Keisuke. KATAZOME MONGAMI. An orihon folding album with a printed paper title label, some 29.7 x 20.4 cm, in the original printed slipcover but without the original stencil printed cloth over boards clasped chitsu case. Privately Printed, One of only 15 copies produced by Serizawa in Shôwa 18 [1943]. The number and quality of the privately printed books by Serizawa done during the war is remarkable but this title may well be his most elusive, with its tiny limitation and lovely attention to detail, it is a remarkable testament to the durability of the Japanese artist book impulse even in the midst of total war. The ten examples of katazome stencil-printed designs on washi extend over the facing sheets in the album. With a colophon bearing a Serizawa stencilled seal. Superficial insect damage to exteriors of slipcover and album boards, yet good condition overall.              

$3,750.00

 

 

 

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21. MICHENER, JAMES A. THE MODERN JAPANESE PRINT, An Appreciation. With Ten Original Prints by Hiratsuka Un'ichi, Maekawa Sempan, Mori Yoshitoshi, Watanabe Sadao, Kinoshita Tomio, Shima Tamami, Azechi Umetaro, Iwami Reika, Yoshida Masaji, Maki Haku. Rutland: Tuttle, (1969). One of 510 numbered copies. It is signed by Michener on a slip which is tipped-in at the colophon and illustrated with ten large, hand-printed and hand-signed plates by the artists. The plate blocks were destroyed upon completion of the edition. A cloth-bound folio volume housed in a wooden slipcase; it is titled in English and Japanese (the Japanese reads "Sôsaku Hanga", that is "creative prints") on both the cloth cover and on the wooden slipcase. The artists and the prints in this volume have become increasingly collectible since the early 1960s, when this book was produced. In consequence, many of the copies have been cannibalized for the prints. Complete copies like this one are unusual. The spine is slightly sunned, internally very fine.

$3,500.00

 

  

 

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22. [MINIATURE BOOK] ISO Ton, printmaker. KITSUNE NI NATTA FUJIN. Kawasaki, Shinju-sha, Shôwa 42 [1967]. This little mamehon, 6.5 x 5.9 cm., is enclosed in the publisher's slipcase. Bound Western- style in printed boards. #27 of 30 copies with 9 original etchings by Iso Ton. A translation of David Garnett's first book, written in 1922, about a wife who turns into a fox. Fine condition.

$375.00

 

 

 

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23.OHASHI Mitsuyoshi. TOKYO SHISEI ZUHYO [GRAPHIC ILLUSTRATION OF TOKYO CITY]. Tokyo: Tôkyô-shi [Tokyo City], Kyôtô Insatsu Kabushiki Kaisha, 1935. Large folio, 44.3 x 30.7 cm. Bound western-style in navy blind-patterned cloth. Housed in the original printed cardboard slipcase. 44 pages of full-color graphs, maps, etc. depicting in full detail the water system of metropolitan Tokyo. A classic in the development of modern techniques in depicting information. A near fine copy of this unusual and important book: The book is clean and crisp, the cardboard slipcase is worn. (Tufte, ENVISIONING INFORMATION, p. 106).

$3,250.00 

 

  

 

 

 

 

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24. [PACIFIC WAR] MITSUHASHI Takeaki, artist. ARCHIVE OF 65+ WARTIME WATERCOLORS OF SHANGHAI AND NANKING, plus two books and postcards. Mitsuhashi was an artist with the Japanese army during the invasion of central and south coastal China at the end of the 1930s. He had an independent peacetime career and his work created during his army service was well received back home, being published in book form and also as picture postcards. Mitsuhashi chose to pass over the human toll - his images are for the most part of post-battle property destruction, the lonely and dangerous vigil of the Japanese troops far from home, etc., etc. This collection consists of one of his heavily illustrated published works from 1939, treating the "after" scenes of the battles for Shanghai and Nanking. It should be remembered that the destruction of humanity in Nanking had taken place 2 years earlier and there is no sign of it in the book. All the scenes are peaceful, if occasionally very bleak (not a single human death is recorded by Mitsuhashi anywhere) There is also a paperbound volume on scenes of the Shanghai suburbs. Then there are four sets of picture postcards with reproductions of Mitsuhashi paintings. But the most interesting part of the archive is the group of original drawings and paintings by Mitsuhashi, many of which obviously served as the raw material for the book illustrations and postcards. Most of the 64 paintings are single sheet, some 27 by 36 cm in size, but some are larger and there are quite a few folding works which consist of two, three, even four or five sheets making a continuous scene. So many more than 64 sheets are involved. The skill under adverse conditions is clear. An interesting and thought provoking archive based on a subject which definitely still reverberates today.

$6,500.00

 

 

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25. [Peking Jung Pao Chai, Publishers] Ch'i P'ai-shih etal. PEKING JUNG PAO CHAI HSIN CHI SHIH CHIEN P'U. Peking, 1955. Folio, 2 vols bound chinese-style in purple wraps, enclosed in a patterned tan brocade folding box with ivory clasps. In fine condition. This collection of wood-block reproductions of paintings was published by the famous Peking art publishers in honor of the 91st year of the painter Ch'i P'ai-shih, which was celebrated in 1951. There are a total of 80 multicolor prints, of which 32 are after designs by Ch'i P'ai-shih, himself. Magnificently done, they represent the height of the printer's craft in 20th century China. Complete.

$3,850.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

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26. [PHOTOGRAPHY] KIMURA Sôhachi, text SUZUKI Yoshikazu. GINZA KAIWAI GINZA HATCHO. Tôkyô, Tôhô Shobô, Square 8vo., 2 volumes. Important and well known early postwar essay and photo-essay together. The text, embellished with woodblock prints and halftone illustrations, traces the history of the upscale Ginza shopping district, back to the beginning of the city of Edo [Tôkyô]. It was written by Kimura, a very important visual artist and essayist of the time. The photoessay is remarkably similar to Ruscha's famous EVERY BUILDING ON THE SUNSET STRIP, which he published some 12 years later. Photographed by Suzuki Yoshikazu, I would find it hard to believe that it did not provide the inspiration for Ruscha's later work. The buildings on the Ginza frame the conceptual "road" that lies between the two sides of the street, much as the buildings on the banks frame the river in Hokusai's iconic "Sumidagawa Ryôgan Ichiran". Complete, the text in its slipcase and both volumes enclosed in the original shipping box with title label. The outer box is worn, with a bit of foxing, as usual, very good overall. Complete, as issued. .

$2,250.00

 

 

 

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27. [PHOTOGRAPHY] Tôkyô Shashin Kenkyûkai. KENTEN GASHÛ Dai Ni-jû-hasshû. Tôkyô & Ôsaka, Shôwa 13 [1938]. Bound, Western- style in bold patterned wrappers. Many photo-illustrations. A catalogue of the 28th exhibition of photography held by the Tokyo Photo Research Society. The book itself is near perfect, the tied wraparound case is a bit darkened but still whole. A very unusual item in any condition, remarkable in its present state.

$450.00

 

 

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28. [PRINT ALBUM] Takeuchi SEIHO. SHINA FUKO ZU-E. Kyoto, Otsuka Minoru Shôwa 11 - [1936]; #66 of 150cc. The publication information, comes from another copy seen. Large portfolio 43 x 54 cm. Twelve prints of China [ea. 32 X 43 cm image size] Wonderfully well printed using a hybrid of collotype with woodcut printed color overlays. In an broken clasped cloth over boards portfolio with printed silk title label. The prints are tipped onto backing mattes and covered with tissue. Overall the prints themselves are in fine condition. Baldinger in his article about Seihô mentions this series as complete in 12 (of a total of 36 projected) images. Displayed in Europe, one of the original paintings (Rain at Soochow) won Seihô membership in the Legion of Honor. Otsuka Kôgeisha was known for its remarkable technical virtuosity in capturing in prints the delicacy of watercolour paintings. Done about the same time that Unsôdô, using similar techniques, was publishing Seiho's IPPINSHU portfolio.

$6,500.00

 

 

 

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29. [SHIN HANGA] Kosugi Hôan & Nakazawa Hiromitsu. MANSHÛ ZU-E. Dairen, Shôwa 9 [1934] Japan Tourist Bureau. Printed by the important woodblock artisans, Takamizawa of Ôsaka. There are 5 ôban size prints of views and genre scenes in Manchuria. Kosugi (1881-1962) was one of the most important artists of the "Nihonga" genre and Nakazawa (1874-1964) was also famous, known for his light touch with watercolor and the many print sets he designed for Kanao Bun'endô. The three prints by Kosugi and two by Nakazawa render the set complete with the 5 prints called for. Each print is mounted on the original backing sheet with typeset explanatory text. Includes the colophon, all in the original folding covers with printed title labels. The covers are a bit worn, but the prints are lovely, well- printed, in very good condition. A very unusual group of images from the days of empire.

$1,400.00

 

 

 

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30. [SOSAKU HANGA] ONCHI, Kôshirô, artist & author. UMI NO DOWA. Tokyo: Hanga-sô, Shôwa 9 [1934]. Self-wrappers in glassine, with Onchi's text and accompanying 6 polychrome woodblock prints, the blocks of which were carved by him. Each print is a vortex of images with the female form as visual pivot. Onchi and his work need no introduction - he is considered the most important Japanese printmaker of the mid-Century and one of the most innovative and creative of all time. As a leader of the Sosaku Hanga Creative Print movement, he guided the development of many of the dominant figures of post-war art until his premature death in the 1950's.

UMI NO DOWA is a seminal work. This copy has scarcely any of the usual foxing. It is near fine, with the original price band, the latter being very unusual. It is also inscribed by Onchi, the only inscribed copy we have ever seen. Plus, a collector at some point has laid in an advance printed advertisement with reviews for UMI NO DÔWA, done at the time of publication. Certainly a most desirable copy of this highspot at the intersection of the Creative Print Movement and the Avant Garde before the War.

$6,500.00

 

 

 

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31. [SOSAKU HANGA] SEKINO Jun'ichirô, artist. Saitô Shôzô, author. MOMOTARÔ NO HANASHI, The original version of this work was privately printed in 1921 in an edition of 111 copies. This version would appear to have been done after the War, with 5 original prints by the important Creative Print Movement artist, Sekino, who had been born in 1914. Signed by the original author, Saitô Shôzô, with his penname Chijin. In very nice condition. A bit of a mystery but a fun book in Sekino's distinctive idiom.

$375.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

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32. [SÔSAKU HANGA] HÔGA Toshiko, artist. HATENA NO KO. Sapporo, privately printed as "TH Book No. 10", #21 of 50 copies printed. Fun little b+w images of a salamander growing up. 9.5 x 12.0 cm, oblong ribbon-bound book in the original wraparound with printed paper title label, printed slipcase and outer wrapper. Little tear in wrapper, else fine.

$150.00

 

 

 

 

 

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33. [SÔSAKU HANGA] SEKINE, Toshio, artist. AKAI FÛSEN. #12 of 50 copies, bound in real mosaic. This lovely, small, (11.1 x 8.0 cm) book, illustrated by hand-colored woodcuts done in Sekine's inimitable style, tells the pictorial story of the origins of ballooning. Published in 1976, signed and sealed by Sekine. A lovely and very unusual book, a unique binding, in perfect condition in the original publisher's shipping box.

$475.00