1662. Item #89417
[EHON - MILITARY] Hayashi Izumi no Jô. ÔU GUNKI. [Kyôto] Imadegawa, Kanbun 2 . 4 volumes in 2. 27.6 x 18.1 cm. String-bound, Japanese-style, fukuro-toji. Original title labels. Geometrically patterned green paper covers. Quite a nice version of this interesting "gunki" military tale of the late Heian period in the late 11th century, recording bloody battles in the far north east (Mutsu). With 18 full page b+w illustrations by a very capable unknown artist. The early Edo period of the 17th century, following the centuries of civil war which proceeded it, was a time of peace, but one obsessed with war and tales of courage. Good condition and printing overall. In a clasped chitsu case.