[DESIGN] TSUDA Seifû, artist.  KAMONFU   2 vols. Kyoto, Honda Ichijirô, Meiji 33 [1900].  25.2 X 17.9 cm.  Tassel-bound, Japanese style, printed paper covers.  Tsuda Seifû was a painter, illustrator and designer of incredible flexibility, one of the most influential masters of the 20th century, and Honda Ichijirô a leading publisher of his day.  These 80 full-page color woodcut designs are extremely well-printed with heavy opaque colors and metallic inks.  An important example of the design genre, this is a complete copy of a scarce work that shows just a bit of edgewear, two plates that are trimmed at the bottom margin (not affecting the images), and a few toned leaves, else in very good or better condition.  For more on this work, see pp. 20 & 21 of the recent catalogue ZUANCHO IN KYOTO [Trujillo & Mitsui, Stanford University Libraries, 2008].

$2,500.00