Title: Bijutsu Sekai Volume 9, 1891
Artist: Katsushika Hokusai, Hanabusa Iccho, Sesshu, Watanabe Seitei, etc.
Condition: Very Good
A first edition of the ninth 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.
One volume in quarto, 17 leaves
On note of condition, this volume is in very good shape, with minor rubbing and staining to the covers. There is damp staining throughout.