1779. Item #89643
[EHON] KANYÔSAI, artist. KANGA SHINAN. 2 volumes. Kyoto: Hishiya Magobei, An-ei 8 . 2 vols., 25.7 x 18 cm., individually complete in embossed green paper covers with original printed paper labels. String-bound Japanese style, fukuro-toji. An important Nanga drawing book in b+w, here in moderate to good impression and very good condition with just a bit of worming to a few margins. It appears to be the same edition as the one at Ryerson 414. See also Mitchell 335. Kanyôsai was one of the graphic masters of the late 18th century. With ten sheets of ads from Hishiya Magobei bound in to the rear of the book. Internal evidence from the ads would seem to put the ad sheets if not the content pages into the Tempô period (1830's). Complete with the orginal printed fukuro outer wrapper and rare as such.