Kelly and Walsh, 1899, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No, Revised
JOSIAH CONDER. The Floral Art of Japan, Tokyo: Kelly and Walsh, 1899. Folio, revised edition, pp. xi, 142, viii (appendix), 1 (colophon in Japanese), 16 color plates, 69 outline plates, green cloth boards with gilt stamped lettering and garden illustration, rebacked with added endpages and green morocco label to spine, illustrations in text, occasional pencil underlining and marginalia, former owner's name on title page. The author, an architect, applies his practiced eye to Japanese flower arranging. The revised edition added text plus illustration based on designs by Ogata Gekko, "one of the best living artists of the Popular School," Conder writes. Condition of this book: Covers darkened and lightly soiled, small chunk of cloth missing from rear panel. Overall good, images fine. Size: Large Folio (bigger than A3). Text contains minor marks and annotations. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Art & Design; Japan; 19th century; Antiquarian & Rare. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 54690.