Illustrated book. Vol. 1 of two volumes. Folding album, colour woodblock print. Poetry contest on theme of birds. Covers: Original, yellow, ?stencil-printed with darker yellow peonies. Title slips: Original, printed on yellow slips pasted in top left corner of covers. Contents: (vol. 1) 10 leaves: 1 double-page preface, 8 double-page illustrations of birds and flowers, 1 double page of advertisement and publisher's colophon; (vol. 2) 9 leaves: 1 double-page preface, 7 double-page illustrations of birds and flowers, 1 double page of advertisement and publisher's colophon (same as vol 1). Illustrations and makes of poets (Vol 1, each page described right to left): 1. Quail (uzura), Tsuburi Hikaru. Skylark (hibari), Zeniya Kinrachi; 2. Penduline tit (yamagara), Ki no Sadamaru. Bush warbler (uguisu), Sunawachi Yuyu; 3. Barn swallow (tsubame), Sakezuki no Komendo. Male pheasant (kiji), Kiri Hitoha; 4. Yellow-billed grosbeak (mamemawashi), Akera Kanko. Male white-backed pecker (kitsutsuki)… (See Merlin record for full description)
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