19. Item #87672
[EHON] Keisai Masayoshi, artist. GYÔKAI RYAKUGA-SHIKI with original Bunka colophon, but this is undoubtedly a 20th century reprint in color woodblock, perhaps from the original blocks, perhaps by Unsôdô of Kyôto.. 1 volume, complete. Plain brown covers, string-bound Japanese style, fukuro toji, with the printed title label. 24.6 X 17.9 cm. See Mitchell p. 517 for a concise explanation of the complex 19th century bibliography concerning this work originally published in 1802 as TATSU NO MIYA TSUKO, complete with haiku verses, here eliminated. The version at hand is part of the 20th century production of this work, demonstrating its ongoing popularity as a classic of Japanese book illustration. There are 30 double-page color woodcuts of fish and shellfish. A classic naturalistic work reminiscent of Ryusui's UMI NO SACHI. The impressions are good, but without the misa highlights of early editions. In excellent condition overall. This is a study piece and is priced accordingly.