1823. Item #89840
[EHON] Yashima GAKUTEI, artist. ICHIRO GAFU. Gasendo, 1823 [zodiacal date]. 22.8 X 16.1 cm. Blind-patterned grey-green covers, dark blue printed paper title label, fukuro toji binding, string-bound Japanese style. Illustrated throughout in color with many single and double page landscapes with figures. [Re: Hillier & Smith #127; Hillier Vol.2 p.854,5; Ryerson 277] An important classic which Hillier explains is a reprint, without the verse, of an earlier two volume privately printed "Kyokabon", entitled "Sansui Kikan Kyoka Shu" by Gakutei. Our copy includes the double page image at sheet 10/11 which is very frequently missing. Thus there is a total of 24 single page and 8 double page images in delicate colors. The impressions and colors are very good. There is a cigarette burn to the back cover which extends to a few margins in the rear, not effecting the images or text. Priced accordingly. One volume, complete. In a clasped chitsu case.