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Chigusa no Hana

by Bairei Kono

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Florilegius
Published
1889-1891
Condition
Very Good
Edition
1st
Item Price
$1,500.00

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First three volumes (of 4) of this rare botanical set. 150 colour woodcut botanicals printed by hand on hand-made paper, bound in blue stitched wrappers with red labels. A superb botanical and pharmacopoeia japonica, includes flowers and vegetables as well as plants of commerce. Plants include Japanese magnolia, peony, clematis, tiger lily, iris, camellia, hibiscus, water lily, bitter gourd, taro,… Read more
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$1,500.00
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Enchuro-ryu Soka Zue

by Shuei Shounsai, Hakusui Kikunsai

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Florilegius
Published
19thC
Condition
Good-
Item Price
$150.00

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One volume only from the 8-volume series of guidebooks to the Enchuro School of ikebana or flower arrangement first published in Tokyo in 1807. 8 pages of text and 52 pages of woodcuts of ikebana featuring flowers in vases on tables, in hanging baskets, etc. Condition: Washi paper covers worn and fragile, binding resewn, the delicate woodcuts on thin washi… Read more
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$150.00
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Kaishien Gaden

by [Wang Gai]

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Florilegius
Published
19thC
Condition
Good-
Item Price
$400.00

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Kaishien Gaden (Manual of the Mustard Seed Garden) is an Edo-Era Japanese edition of the very popular Chinese painting guide Jieziyuan Huazhaun by Wang Gai, first published in the Qing Dynasty in China (1701). The manual was reprinted many times from 1748 onwards in Japan. Four volumes from the Second Collection, with drawing instructions and examples for ume plums and… Read more
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$400.00
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Honzo Zufu: Hokusabu

by Kan'en Iwasaki

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Florilegius
Published
1916
Condition
Very Good
Item Price
$900.00

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Rare set of 3 volumes of aromatic herbs from Kan'en Iwasaki's multi-volume botanical series Honzo Zufu: Hokusabu (Iconographia Plantarum), originally compiled from 1828 and later published in 92 volumes. This set of 3 volumes (volumes 6, 7, 8 in the series) includes 21 pages of text and indexes, and 100 color woodcuts of fragrant herbs or medicinal plants. Plants include… Read more
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$900.00
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Honzo Zufu: Tsubaki

by Kan'en Iwasaki

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Florilegius
Published
1916
Condition
Very Good
Item Price
$800.00

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Rare volume on camellias from Kan'en Iwasaki's multi-volume botanical series Honzo Zufu (Iconographia Plantarum), originally compiled in 1828 and later published in 92 volumes. This volume, number 88 in the series, includes 10 pages of text and index of camellia species, and 47 color woodcuts of Camellia japonica varieties. Condition: Washi paper covers scuffed, but interior very clean, strong impressions of… Read more
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$800.00
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Ikebana-Tsu

by Shinshintei Ryuka

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Florilegius
Published
1835
Condition
Very Good
Item Price
$250.00

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Rare guide book to the Shinshintei school of Ikebana published in Tokyo, 1835. 4 pages of text on color woodcut pages, 16 full-color woodcuts of flower arrangements, 20 b/w woodcuts of flower arrangements, and 6 text pages. Rare to find 19th century ikebana books with full color woodcuts of flower arrangements. Condition: blue washi paper covers a little scuffed but interior fresh… Read more
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$250.00