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Bairei Kiku Hyakushu. 楳嶺菊百種.
Kōno Bairei (illus).
Meiji 29. 1896.
1 VOLUME ("hito") ONLY FROM A SET OF THREE, 22 double page two-color woodblock prints, patterned blue stiff card covers with printed paper title labels, accordion format with reinforced paper spine, 9 3/4 x 6 1/4 inches (25 x 16cm). Light wear and tearing to spine, split to edge of three folded sheets, a few light spots in margins, but overall the interior is clean and bright. A grouping of twenty two lovely woodblocks. A charming series of images of types of chrysanthemum, the national flower of Japan, by Kono Bairei. Hillier, The Art of the Japanese Book p.969. Item #51626
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