Superb Set of 3 Woodblock Printed Kimono Design Books with 156 wonderful designs
[Japan] One of the most impressive complete sets of early, kimono design books in colour that we have seen. The books were edited and published by Yamanaka Kichirobei (1847-1917) of Osaka who was known as, 'The King of Antiques'. The Japanese title is 'Moyo Hinagata Naniwa no Ume'.
Osaka. Yamanaka Kichirobei. 1886.
Volume 1 - 50pp. Volume 2 - 52pp. Volume 3 - 54pp. 25 x 18.3cm.
In very good condition. Minor wear to covers. General, minor age wear throughout. Volume 1 has old seal on front cover and previous owner's name written inside rear cover. Otherwise very good.