KANGA SHINAN, NIHEN
1811. Item #83254
(EHON) KAWAMURA Bumpo. KANGA SHINAN NIHEN. Kyoto: Hishiya Magobei, n.d. 3 vols. Though the afterword is dated 1810, this copy does not have the 1811 colophon listing several other booksellers besides the principal publisher, Hishiya Magobei. Rather the colophon lists Hishiya Magobei, alone. Our assumption from the colors and the colophon is that this is a somewhat later edition. A very clean and plesant copy. 26 x 17.5 cm. String-bound, Japanese style in yellow covers with paper labels. This "second series" of the KANGA SHINAN [Manual of Chinese-style Painting] was the only one illustrated by Bumpo and was published over thirty years after the first series, so it obviously stands on its own as an independent work. The simple designs are in sumi and light colors. The condition of the three volumes is very good (one title slip missing) in fair to good impression. One of the scarcer of Bumpo's works. [Mitchell p.335, Ryerson 385, Brown 104] Complete, as issued:.