1790. Item #88665
[EHON] Takai Ranzan, editor. TÔSHISEN EHON [T'ANG POETRY] Complete 35 volume set. Edo, originally published from the Temmei into the Tempo era [1790s to 1830s]. In 7 sets of 5 volumes each. Though all the sets are profusely illustrated, the most famous and sought after are the two 5 volume sets illustrated by Hokusai in the 1830s, his 5 syllable and 7 syllable T'ang Poetry compilations, with some of the most interesting and compelling images from his "Chinese style" - still unmistakably his own. The volumes are all in very good condition with some cover rubbing. Impressions ranging from good to very good, original title labels, etc. The blocks were cut by Sugita Kinnosuke, the publisher was Kobayashi Shimbei. With all the colophons (several sets have ads, as well) - from the printings a mid 19th century edition or a bit earlier. Complete, in a contemporary late Edo wooden case with calligraphed title.