Title: Shiki kacho gafu, 1891. Late Meiji Era
Artist: Kosoku Gyoshi
An extremely scarce late 19th century edition of Gyoshi’s Shiki kacho gafu, also known as Four Seasons Flowers and Birds Painting Book. This work numerous woodblock print illustrations that depict flowers and birds. This work was heavily influenced by artwork of the Song Dynasty, displaying similar artistic characteristics.
Worldcat records only one copy of this edition in libraries.
One volume in oblong 12mo, 16 leaves
On note of condition, this volume is in fair shape, with heavy rubbing and wear to the binding. There is some foxing and staining throughout.