1829. Item #51453
[EHON] Ôishi MATORA. SHINJI ANDÔ Zen Owari: Kôbaien n.d. [The preface is dated 1829]. 22.6 x 15.6 cm, fukuro toji, string-bound Japanese style. 22 sheets of black and white woodblock illustrations, most double-page in format. With an interesting combination of issue points compared to the Forrer "first" and later" impressions. There are 22 sheets in all, but none are numbered. The illustrations are line only, with no coloration. The colophon does not have the Oishi Matora seal, though it does list the calligrapher. The title label makes no mention of "shohen". The covers are somewhere between green-spotted and green-streaked. There is an ad page inside the rear cover which makes no mention of Eirakuya, but does mention KEISAI SÔGA, shohen and nihen; IPPITSU GAFU, shohen and RYÔHITSU GAFU, shohen. An interesting good early impression, in slightly worn but still quite good condition.