1851. Item #39308
[EHON] KEISAI Masayoshi, artist. KEISAI RYAKUGASHIKI Nihen. Tôto: Yamashiroya, Kaei 4 . Small format string-bound collection of images, printed in color woodcut and bound fukuro toji style. 17.8 x 11.8 cm. 20 sheets of prints with a one sheet preface and a title page on the inside of the front cover. Orange covers with the original printed title slip. The second in a series of three volumes, complete in itself, after the famous ryaku-ga designs of Keisai, which were originally done in the late 18th century. Nicely printed and colored. The book is quite worn, with some page folds split and a bit of worming. Still an acceptable copy of this unusual edition, which is not in Mitchell or Ryerson. (Though see Ryerson 215 for what may be a related item.).