(KANAO BUN'ENDÔ, Publisher) Yanagawa Shun'yô, author. NASANUNAKA. 3 vols., Tokyo: Taishô 2 [1913]. Bound western-style in printed paper-covered boards in illustrated slipcases. Each volume has two color woodcut frontispieces [kuchi-e] plus photo- reproduced illustrations in the text. The volumes are suffering from some browning, foxing and external edgewear and the slipcases are chipped and worn with some missing pieces. The first volume is a second printing, the second and third are first printings. There was an "afterward" published later, but the three volumes are complete as is, "jô", "chû" & "ge". Even with the problems of condition, this set still impresses with its bold binding and harmonious design. A little known classic of book creation from one of the finest and most creative publishers of the day.

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