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Kōgyō Zushiki, Volume 4

Japanese Color Woodblock Printed Book

Kōgyō Zushiki, Volume 4

by Kōno Bairei, 1883

Phoenixes from Bairei Hyakuchō Gafu, Zokuhen, Ten

IHL Cat. #713

About This Book

Volume four of five bound volumes forming a design book for artists and craftsmen providing drawings of legendary and mythological characters, animals, flowers, Buddhist rituals, Shinto-related items, toys, landscapes, etc.  Each volume contains an introduction, followed by over 30 pages of drawings and closing with a colophon.

The preface of volume 1, and possibly the other volumes, is credited to the Meiji-era writter Kanagaki Robun 假名垣 魯文 (1829-1894).

Kōgyō Zushiki 工業図式 - complete set of five volumes























Book Details

 IHL Catalog #713
 Title/Description Kōgyō Zushiki 工業図式, Volume 4 四篇 (Sketches for Artisans.  Also seen translated as 4 Drawings of Industry, Diagram of Industry, Designs for Arts and Crafts, Designs for Artisans and Craftsman)
 Kōno Bairei (1844-1895)
 Seal artist's seal appears on last drawing in book, "Mt. Fuji, May".
 Publication Date May 2, 1883 (Meiji 16]
 Publisher  Ōkura Magobei 大倉孫兵衛 (Kin'eido; 1843-1921) [Marks: pub. ref. 627]
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition good - minor toning and staining throughout; binding mostly intact and all pages intact with minor edge and paper wear
 Genre e-hon 絵本
 Format fukurotoji
 H x W Paper 4 3/4 x 7 1/8 in. (12.1 x 18.1 cm)
 Collections This Book Victoria & Albert Museum E.3093-1925 (5 vols.); Rijksmuseum Netherlands RP-P-2004-490 (1st vol. only); Yale University Library, Japanese Special Collection in Sterling Memorial Library 868 (vol. 4 only); British Museum 1915,0823,0.284 (5 vols.); The Field Museum, Chicago Boone Collection 222964b-f (5 vols.); Penn State University Libraries (5 vols.); Library of Congress NK1484.Z9 K66 1883 (5 vols.; New York Public Library OSM 97-433 (vol. 5 only); Metropolitan Museum of Art 1970.565.466 (artist is incorrectly listed as "anonymous." )
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