Kyōto, Geisōdō, Meiji 38 . Folio (30.8 x 21.1 cm). Limp boards with handwritten title. Three pages with text and 46 with colourful pochoir illustrations.
This work contains designs and illustrations based on Indonesian art, including batik, which in the 18th century had been introduced in Japan by the Dutch and had a distinct influence on Japanese art, in particular on textile design. With an introduction by the Kyōto painter Tomioka Tessai (1837-1924). Yamada Naosaburō was the printer and editor. This is one of two volumes. A vague dampstain to the lower front board. Internally a very good, clean copy. Rare.