1835. Item #89978
[EHON] SHIOJI YOSHIAKI [YABU KAKUDO^] artist. KAKUDO^ GAFU. A lovely printing of this wonderful album of color woodblock images in the Maruyama-Shijo^ idiom. 25.7 x 18.6 cm. This is the 1835 edition (Tempo^ 6), as at Mitchell 330, but with only 7 of the original 25 double fold prints in delicate color woodblock. In the original covers, orihon folding album, in a clasped chitsu case. Very unusual. Possibly a [binder?]'s abridged copy made up of sheets at hand or a restorer's rescue of undamaged prints. In any event, a fragment and priced accordingly.