Complete Set of 3 Large Japanese Design Books by Ema Susumu
[Japan] Set of 3 volumes titled, 'Shokuho Taikan', filled with lovely woodblock printed designs. Ema Susumu (1910-1973) edited the books and apparently produced some of the designs along with Hirose Masao and Nakai Eizo. Each volume contains 15 leaves with designs (with titles on facing pages) and a contents page. Volume 1 also has a 2-page preface in Japanese script. The National Diet Library has volumes 2 and 3, but not volume 1. Not recorded elsewhere.
Kyoto. Unsodo. Vol.1 - Jul. 1939, Vol.2 - Jan. 1940, Vol.3 - Jul. 1940.
Each 41.4 x 27.3cm.
In very good condition. All three volumes with only minor wear to covers, mostly at corners. Internally fine. b33081021