1846. Item #88684
[EHON] Nakabayashi CHIKUTÔ, artist. YÛSAI GAFU. Kyoto: Hishiya Magobei, Kôka 3 . 25.6 x 16.4 cm. Orihon folding album in stiff covers with printed paper title label. Interesting edition of this book of delicately printed designs after Chikuto [1776-1853]. Approved in Tempô 12 for publication, it originally appeared, as here, in 1846, printed by Hishiya Magobei. [Mitchell 559-60]. It has the same collation as that version, with seals on the preface and the pictures. The impressions are quite lovely. A wonderful "Chinese-style" ehon of the late Tokugawa period. In a custom clasped chitsu case.