1823. Item #87645
[EHON] Yashima GAKUTEI, artist. ICHIRO GAFU. O^saka, Maekawa Zembei, [preface dated zodiacally as 1823]. 22.1 X 15.4 cm. Orange covers blind-patterned with a lozenge design, dark blue printed paper title label, fukuro toji binding, string-bound Japanese style. Illustrated throughout in color with many single and double page landscapes with figures. [Re: Hillier & Smith #127; Hillier Vol.2 p.854,5; Ryerson 277] An important classic which Hillier explains is a reprint, without the verse, of an earlier two volume privately printed "Kyokabon", entitled "Sansui Kikan Kyoka Shu" by Gakutei. Our copy is intermediate in ndate between the true 1823 Gasendo^ version and the Meiji version by Kajita Kansuke of Nagoya. It is bound without the double page image at sheet 10/11 which is very frequently missing. Thus there is a total of 24 single page and 7 double page images in the delicate colors of a relatively early impression (much lighter and more delicate than the Kanjita Kansuke version) The impressions are good. The covers are stained and spotted, but the interior is clean. One volume, as issued.