1816. Item #87486
[EHON] Kameda BÔSAI, artist. KYÔCHÛZAN. Vertically striated covers with horizontal figures, green on creme printed paper title label. String-bound Japanese-style, fukuro toji. The collation follows example "A" at Mitchell 383-4, save for the following: 27.9 x 18.3 cm; the pages are all un-numbered; the seals are printed in red, there is a colophon on the inside of the back cover citing 6 publishers in Edo, Osaka & Kyoto and the publication date as the ninth month of Bunka 13 . Thus, another variant is added to the long list surrounding this wonderful work. Though many articles have been written and differences between variants catalogued, there is surely more that needs to be said on the subject. Besides the bibliographic niceties involved, this copy captures perfectly the artistry and fun of the "MOUNTAINS OF THE HEART", perhaps the most famous of all Nanga school ehon. A very nice printing with lovely colors on the creamy paper of the better editions. The very first image has a bit of mottling, perhaps a bit of a chemical reaction between the paper and the pigment or perhaps even a desired "effect" as I have seen it in several copies.