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"Kai Senshu" (Conchology), Vols. 1 & 2, Yoichir_ Hirase, containing 40 woodblock prints, pub. Kyoto, Unsodo, Taisho, 1914 and 1915

"Kai Senshu" (Conchology), Vols. 1 & 2, Yoichir_ Hirase, containing 40 woodblock prints, pub. Kyoto, Unsodo, Taisho, 1914 and 1915

Product Description:

Printed paper title labels, silk over boards. Orihon folding books of color woodcuts of shells. Each volume contains 20 double page woodcut prints

Volume 1: Published Kyoto: Unsodo, Taisho, 1914

Preface is written in Japanese. Plate lists are written in bilingual Japanese and Latin

Volume 2: Published Kyoto: Unsodo, Taisho, 1915

Preface is written in English and Japanese

A total of 40 (20 per volume) beautiful color woodblock prints on fine paper of shells discovered and drawn by Y. Hirase. The artist had a museum of shells and originally commissioned this work from the master printers at Unsodo to commemorate its first anniversary. These volumes were intended to be a work of both art and science. Hirase was also involved in the preparation of the woodblocks and the printing of the plates.

Though the English title would be "One Thousand Shells", the 4 volumes in the total set only include a total of 400 illustrations of shells, supporting the theory that the work was originally planned to comprise 10 volumes and never finished.

Dimensions:

Each:

Width 7 in. (17.8 cm.)

Depth 9.76 in. (24.8 cm.)

Condition:

Binding is broken. Shaken. Covers worn and stained. Toned. Minor offsetting. Edgeworn. Dampstained. Please contact cataloging@lofty.com for specific condition questions and to request a full condition report.
Shaken, binding is loose and coming apart at the top and bottom. Water stain at top of flyleaf papers at front and back. Covers worn and stained. Toned. Minor offsetting. Edgeworn. Dampstained. Please contact cataloging@lofty.com for specific condition questions and to request a full condition report.

Provenance:

Private collection

Questions:

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SKU: 01tj0000002eYsAAAU

 
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"Kai Senshu" (Conchology), Vols. 1 & 2, Yoichir_ Hirase, containing 40 woodblock prints, pub. Kyoto, Unsodo, Taisho, 1914 and 1915

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