18. Item #87540
[EHON] Hatta KOSHÛ, artist. KOSHÛ GAFU. N.P., N.D. [Kyoto: Yoshidaya Shimbei?]. String bound Japanese-style, fukuro toji with original blue-grey covers embossed with interlocking octagons, title slip replaced with brushed title. 33 sheets, 5 pp. preface with 30 sheets of color illustrations in Shijo style and a one sheet closing comment. Though there is no colophon this would appear to be a reprint, probably printed by the same publisher as the original edition of 1812. The impressions and colors are good to very good with very little if anything to distinguish them from the original, save a slight difference of color. The covers are very worn. The contents are generally in good condition, with a bit of thumbing and a few abrasions and ink marks. Not a perfect copy, but still a handsome and important Shijo school book by a direct disciple of Maruyama Okyo, himself. [See Mitchell, p. 378; Hillier, Vol.2 pp. 711-2; Hillier/Ravicz, p. 42; Holloway, p. 100.] Has been bound into outer soft Japanese paper covers.