1827. Item #36171
[EHON] Kawamura Kihô, artist. KIHÔ GAFU. Kyoto: Yoshida Shimbei, Bunsei 10, . 1 vol. (complete). 17.5 x 25.9 cm. 5 page prelims, 30 double page color woodblock prints, 1p final, 8pp ads, colophon. The covers are greyish-blue with a swirling wave pattern in mica. The title label is worn. The covers are a bit soiled and stained and the contents are very lightly thumbed with a bit of worming. Good to very good impressions and colors. Kihô was the adopted son of Bumpô and his work rivals Bumpô's in freshness and simplicity. This copy appears to resemble Mitchell's example "A" and is doubtless an early impression. (Ref: Mitchell pp.360,1; Brown p.105; Ryerson p.388).