[LILIES]. An Album of Japanese Woodblock Lilies. [ca second half 19th-century].

$ 18,000.00

Oblong folio (10 6/8 x 17 4/8 inches). 27 fine woodblock prints of lilies, printed in colour and finished by hand, on rice paper laid-down on heavier stock and mounted on guards, and numbered with Arabic numerals (first plate with small repaired tears at mount). Contemporary half red morocco, Japanese woodblock patterned paper boards (worn).

Provenance: with the engraved bookplate of the Nevins Memorial Library, founded 1883, on the front paste-down.

A bright and attractive series of Japanese woodblocks of a variety of different lilies produced for the export market. Catalogued by Kate Hunter