Title: Bijutsu Sekai Volume 10, 1891
Artist: Katsushika Hokusai, Kikuchi Yosai, Watanabe Seitei, etc.
A first edition of the tenth volume of the Bijutsu Sekai, also known as the World of Art. An art magazine published in the Late Meiji Era, the magazine presented fifteen or more works of well-known contemporary and past master artists to the public in woodblock form in each issue, 25 in total. The woodblocks were either small scale reproductions of paintings or original woodblocks produced for the magazine series.
Each magazine issue was edited by the nihonga artist and woodblock print designer who specialized in bird and flower paintings.
This volume contains illustrations by Katsushika Hokusai, Kikuchi Yosai, Watanabe Seitei, and others. There are 28 pages of woodblock illustrations, with many in full color.
One volume in quarto, 17 leaves
On note of condition, this volume is in good shape, with heavy rubbing and wear to the back cover, as well as staining to the front and back. There is some smudging and staining throughout.