24 June 2009
Yuyo Shokubutsu Zusetsu Mokuroku Oyobo Sakuin: or Contents of and Indices to Useful Plants of Japan Described and Illustrated. Tokyo: Dai Nippon Nokai, 1891.
8 volumes, 8o (223 x 145 mm). Over 1000 color woodcuts, finished with some hand-coloring. Publisher's paper wrappers, paper labels on front covers; original cloth chitsu (some minor soiling).
A Japanese herbal with one index volume, titled in English, listing in Latin and Japanese the plants described in the four Japanese text volumes. The other three volumes contain colored woodcut illustrations, four-to-a page, captioned in western style with Latin names of the plant's genus and species and transliterated Japanese name.
[TANAKA, Yoshio]. Useful Plants of Japan Described and Illustrated. Tokyo: Agricultural Society of Japan, 1895.
8o. Original cloth (some wear).
The English translation to Yuyo Shokubutsu Zusetsu Mokuroku Oyobo Sakuin published 4 years later. The number next to the English text descriptions correspond with the original work's woodcut illustrations. (9)
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
Ahead of our Paris sale on 10 September, Meredith Etherington-Smith salutes three generations of collectors from one family
From Connecticut to Kent in southeast England, homes with links to such classic works as Desire under the Elms, Lord of the Flies and The Deep Blue Sea
An expert introduction to the category, illustrated with works by Abts, LeWitt, Francis, Rama and more, offered from 12-20 September in First Open (Online)
The London firm whose founders pulled prints for many of modern art’s greats, from Lucian Freud to Leon Kossoff and Paula Rego