756. [Ehon]

KONO BAIREI

Bairei Hyakuchu Gafu [Bairei's Drawing-book of One Hundred Birds].

Tokyo, Okura Magobei, Meiji 14 (1881)

3 vol., 8vo (hansibon, 24,7 x 16,4 cm) (first inner page of third (heaven) vol. partly detached and torn).

Four-stab binding (covers partly soiled, loose binding threats).

Each volume contains 41 to 44 full-page, including some double-page, wood-block bird and flower illustrations. Delicate grey, black and pale ochre colours. Kono Bairei (1844-1895).
Prov. Paul Bette, Berlin (embossed stamp). - Walter Petersen (ms. entry).

€ 900 / 1.200

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