If you have not seen books like this before they are awesome. Each print is done with so much detail you would think that it was real a living plant. These are fine antique floral illustration of Kadou Enshu school (Former; Seifu Enshu school), SOKA HAMANANO UMI, (Heaven, Earth, Man) edited by Kawamatsu Saiho Iccho 1834]. ; ;  ff. 8vo., and drawn by ukiyo-e artist, Keisai Eisen (1790-1848). Very rare, and important reference materials of on Enshuryu flower arrangement. Large woodcut illustrations on nearly every page. Arrangements are typically shown in a flowerpot on a table. ("Ikebana of Kobori Enshu").
We have taken these to a book restorer to have them re-strung on the edges and he advised us to leave them as they are in order to retain the true beauty. These are the original string bindings for the pages, and are apart in some places. They can be re-tied in our opinion.
Please see pictures for condition of books.
Measures: 8 3/4" L x 6 1/8" W
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(3) Volume Set - Japanese Kawamatsu Saiho Iccho, SOKA HAMANANO UMI (Heaven, Earth, Man) - Kadou Enshu School - Japan 1834