1887. Item #87846
[EHON] Kawanabe Kyôsai [Gyôsai]. GYÔSAI GADAN. 4 vols. Tokyo, Meiji 20 . 25.4 x 17.6 cm. 4 volumes, string-bound Japanese-style in printed covers with paper labels. Without the original folding "chitsu" case. Printed in sumi and light colors throughout. This famous artist's autobiography and copybook provides a remarkable insight into the world of the traditional arts in mid-Meiji Japan by their foremost practitioner. Though this work is not uncommon, it is very important. The impressions in this copy are fairly good (though Conder's heron has lost its karazuri fine detail). There is some staining throughout - priced accordingly.