BOOKS: (4) Vols Japanese Flower Arrangement, Four volumes on Japanese flower arrangements: 1. Josui Oshikawa and Hazel H. Gorham. Manual of Japanese Flower Arrangement. Nippon Bunka Renmei (Nippon Cultural Federation), Tokyo. First edition, 1936. Hardcover in jacket. 7 1/2 x 10 inches. 322 pages, errata slip bound in at back, black and white photos and illustrations throughout, with several dolor plates. Jacket worn with some tape repairs on the reverse side. 2. Josui Oshikawa. Manual of Japanese Flower Arrangement. Third edition, 1961. Kokusai Kado Kaikan (The International Flower Bldg). Hardcover in jacket. Very good condition. 3. Alfred Koehn. The Art of Japanese Flower Arrangement. Houghton Miffflin, New York. 1934. Hardcover. 7 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches. 133 pages followed by 64 black and white plates and index. Color wood block print frontispiece tipped on. Very good condition in poor jacket. 4. Donald Richie. L'Art des Fleurs au Japon Hier et Aujourd'hui. Bibliotheque des Arts, Paris. 1966. Hardcover in jacket. 10 1/2 x 13 1/2 inches. Color photos and tipped-on plates throughout. Very good in good jacket, in original cardboard slipcase.
Provenance: Estate of Huguette Clark
Notes/Literature: Huguette Marcelle Clark (1906-2011) was an heiress and philanthropist, who became well known again late in life as a recluse, living in a hospital for more than 20 years while her mansions remained empty. She was an accomplished artist and musician, having studied under famous portrait painter Tadeusz Styka, and her paintings were exhibited at the Corcoran Gallery, Washington in 1925