Plate Books / Fashion & Costume

Price: EUR 600,00

[Japanese Costumes] Kosugi, Onson [Editor]

Shozoku Chakuyu-zu [Shoe- and costume designs]

Tokyo. Yoshikawa Kobunkan. Meiji 37 [1904] 25 x18 cm. 2 traditional japanese four hole bindings. Striped card board wrappers with manuscript title labels. 2 titles + preface + colophon + 32 wood block colour prints finished by hand.

The bindings withs some wear, creases and smudging. Interior in very nice condition.

The work show different kinds of courtly costumes and headgears. A couple of costumes even include bows and arrows. The plates have a superb colouring, bright and clear, quite stunning. In one of the volumes the costume details are carefully explained, both the front and the back. The other volume has no such explanations. These volumes are a part of a larger serie. Since I do not read Japanese, I have received most of the information about the book from the previous owner. If something turns out to be wrong the buyer is of course free to return the book and get a full refund, and my apologies.

Item No: 4050