NAMPO-JÔ. EHON, Tani SEIKÔ, artist Nagayama KÔIN.
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NAMPO-JÔ

1824. Item #87928

[EHON] Nagayama KÔIN, artist. Tani SEIKÔ, printer. NAMPO-JÔ. N.P., N.D., [Osaka, Bunsei 7 {1824}]. 25.4 x 18 cm. This copy, string-bound, Japanese-style, fukuro-toji, has the original printed title label. Almost certainly a later impression of a book which first appeared under the title SEIKÔ JÔ, it is a memorial volume in honor of Shokusanjin [Ota Nampo] who died a bit before this book was created. Seiko, a close friend, assembled a volume of Ota's verse and calligraphy, had Koin create the lovely Shijo style illustrations and cut and printed the book himself. One of the more elusive of the ehon of its time and a lovely one. This copy is missing the first and final sheets, thus the preface and colophon. It is only a noble fragment. The covers are worn and spotted, the impressions and colors good. See Keyes catalog of the Ehon collection at the NYPL, #49. Mitchell 465-6.

Price: $1,250.00

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