1817. Item #88705
(HOKUSAI MANGA) Katsushika I-itsu [Denshin Kaishu] HOKUSAI MANGA San-pen. Edo: Kadomaruya, Bunka 14 . 22.6 x 16.0 cm. String-bound Japanese-style, fukuro-toji. Original covers with replaced, brushed title label. Though Nagoya-based Eirakuya Toshiro editions of the MANGA are quite common, the Edo issues by Kadomaruya are quite unusual. In addition, this is, of course, an early issue of volume three, a book usually seen in late Edo-era, early Meiji versions. With an 8 page Kadomaruya advertisement bound in at the back. There are some badly rubbed spots, but the printing is quite good, at first glance it seems worn but examination under a lens reveals fine detail soon lost in later printings. There is internal and external soiling and rubbing, but, such early issues have utterly disappeared from the marketplace and are highly prized.