The Flowers of Japan and the Art of Floral Arrangement by Josiah Conder
Seminal work by Conder. Published in a large format probably so the 14 coloured woodblock prints could fit the book in their full 'oban' size.
Tokyo. Hakubunsha. 1891 (title page dated 1892 but colophon and preface dated Jun 1891).
36 x 26.cm. xii,,136 + 40 plates diagrams and 14 colour woodblock printed illustrations by Yoshitoshi and Kawanabe Kyosui.
Covers worn and string binding a little loose but holding. Silk covering on binding fraying. Corners slightly bumped and edges with minor chipping. Internally very good with minor wear and a few stray marks. Scarce with all colour woodblocks intact.