1755. Item #89304
[EHON] Nishikawa SUKENOBU. EHON CHIYOMI GUSA. 3 vols. Original title labels [original? covers], Kyōto, Hishiya Jihei, Hōreki 5 . String-bound, Japanese-style, fukuro-toji, o^hon, 26.0 x 19.0 cm. Sukenobu's classic compendium of images of women in Kyōto. His lifelong interest in women and their costume is demonstrated in this work. Originally published in the 1740's [Gembun era], this copy is still quite fresh. That said, there are stains and some contemporary handcoloring (the coloring is not unskillful). Overall, a very important work of the ukiyo-e school, Priced with an eye to its faults. In a custom clasped chitsu case.