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Tuesday 23 January 2024

Kono Bairei’s complete 2nd volume, “Picture Book of Hundreds of Birds”, 1881.

Please see the page-by-page video of this book of 43 colour woodblock prints showing on my Instagram Gallery:

Kono Naotoyo Bairei (幸野楳嶺) (aka Choando; Hoppo; Kakurokuen; Kinsen Charryo; Koun Shinsho; Kumo no Ie; Musei Shioku; Nyoi Shansho; Rokuryu; Sanshu Kashitsu; Seika Zembo; Seiryukan; Shijun; Shumpuro; Zaigoan) (1844–1895)

Volume 2 (of 6 volumes), “Bairei's Picture Book of Hundreds of Birds” (aka “Bairei Hyakuchô Gafu: Chi”; 楳嶺百鳥画譜 天・地・人/梅嶺百鳥画譜続編 天・地・人), October 1881, featuring 43 colour woodblock prints stamped with the artist’s seal and additional plates of text.

The Art Gallery of NSW (Australia) offers titles of the individual plates and details of this publication:

Size: 24.7 x 16.5 x 1 cm.

Condition: the outer covers show significant wear with handling marks, but the internal plates are in an excellent/near pristine condition with no tears, losses or stains. The binding is still holding at the upper and lower holes, but the middle binding strings are missing/broken.

I am selling this complete volume of extraordinarily fine colour woodblock prints, for AU$737 (currently US$484.59/EUR445.97/GBP381.48 at the time of this listing) including Express Mail (EMS) postage and handling to anywhere in the world, but not (of course) any import duties/taxes imposed by some countries.

If you are interested in purchasing this rare and amazingly complete volume of woodblock prints, please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

This volume has been sold

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