1960. Item #82866
(SHARAKU). SHARAKU: A COMPLETE COLLECTION; SHARAKU I, SHARAKU II. Reproduction by The Adachi Institute of Woodcut Prints. Text by Teruji Yoshida. Special article by Ichitaro Kondo. English translation by Jiro Harada. Edited by Toyohisa Adachi. Tokyo: Meiji-Shobo, 1960. One folio, (of two published) blue cloth-covered chitsu cases, with clasps; with prints and separate text volume in wrappers laid in to the case. Vol.1: 77pp. English text in wrappers + 33 (of 40) loose full color hand printed o^ban size woodblock facsimiles of Sharaku prints, Great care was lavished on this series. The quality of the Adachi facsimiles is well known - there was a whole team of Adachi cutters and printers working under the supervision of Funabashi Mitsuru. The first volume of the two volume collection, in fine condition.