1790. Item #89121
[EHON] Kitagawa UTAMARO, artist. EHON SURUGAMAI 3 vols. [Ôsaka] Izumiya Genshichi, Temmei 9  3 volumes, hanshihon. With the 1790 preface and 1797 ad page found in the Diet Library copy. Equivalent printing to most other examples we have found record of. Exists in the Diet Library, the British Museum, Harvard, the Freer and the MFA in Boston. An important kyokabon from Utamaro's early years, capturing elegiac views of the bustling metropolis of Edo and its tranquil environs. A good printing in b+w with a delicate line. With the somewhat worn original patterned covers and printed paper title labels, very clean, in a clasped chitsu case.