Mitsu No Sode - Kimono Design Book by Yamashita Matajiro (Kosen)
[Japan] Beautiful, colour, woodblock printed kimono design book by Yamashita Kosen (whose actual given name was presumably Matajiro). The book contains 40 numbered designs (interestingly numbered in Roman numerals from 41-80) and the title in Romaji as well, clearly indicating that the book was also targeted towards Westerners. Volume 2 (of 2).
Kyoto. Honda Ichijiro (Honda Unkindo). 1903.
23 leaves. 31.3 x 22.3cm.
In very good condition. Old Nagoya ownership stamp on front cover. Covers with minor age wear. Internally very good with tissue interleaves all present and intact. First tissue interleaf creased. Minor staining to colophon page. Otherwise very good. b34121314