1887. Item #88740
[EHON] Kawanabe Kyôsai [Gyôsai]. KYÔSAI GADAN. Tokyo: Iwamoto Shun, Meiji 20 . 25.4 x 17.6 cm. 4 volumes, string-bound Japanese-style in printed covers with paper labels. All in the original folding clasped "chitsu" box with a colorful woodblock printed label. Black and white and color illustrations throughout. This famous artist's autobiography and copybook provides a remarkable insight into the world of the traditional arts in mid-Meiji Japan by their foremost practitioner. Though this work is not uncommon, the quality of the impressions and the general condition render it a desirable copy. Very good and complete.