1819. Item #88707
(HOKUSAI MANGA) Katsushika I-itsu [Denshin Kaishu] HOKUSAI MANGA Roppen. Edo: Kadomaruya, Bunsei 2 . 22.7 x 15.9 cm. String-bound Japanese-style, fukuro-toji. Original covers with brushed title. 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 six, a book usually seen in late Edo-era, early Meiji versions. With an 8 page Kadomaruya advertisement bound in at the back. The printing is good, at first glance it seems light, even worn but examination under a lens reveals fine detail soon lost in later printings. A bit of internal and external soiling and rubbing, but, such early issues as this have utterly disappeared from the marketplace and are highly prized.