1786. Item #89198
[MEISHO-KI] Akisato Rito^ & Takehara Shuncho^sai. MIYAKO MEISHO ZU-E 6 volumes. 27.2 x 18.7 cm. Kyo^to, Yoshinoya Ihachi. String-bound, Japanese-style, fukuro-toji. The colophon lists the original edition as being from 1780 [An'ei 9] and the copy at hand a "recut, reprinted" expanded edition published in 1786 [Temmei 6]. It is complete as such, in the original covers with printed paper title labels. There is final 2 page advertisement for the publisher's other "meishoki" geographical gazetteers. Very useful, and a very interesting guide to the Kyo^to area in the late 18th century. There is only a slight bit of worming throughout, the covers are a bit soiled, the printing is good overall, the interior clean. A very acceptable example of the genre.