Lovely Woodblock Printed Book of Birds and Animals by Kono Bairei with English contents page
Classic work by Kono Bairei (1844-95) with a nice selection of birds, fish and animals. The book was clearly marketed to also attract non-Japanese people with the English contents page. The title in Japanese is, 'Inaka no Tsuki'. Volume 1 (only) of 3 books.
Kyoto. Tanaka Jiei. 1889.
56pp. 25.3 x 16.2cm.
In very good condition. Minor wear to covers. Internally very good. Final colophon page has some neat Japanese writing on it. nb32110024