1816. Item #89932
[EHON] Tani BUNCHÔ, artist. SHAZANRÔ GAHON. Edo; Izumiya Tojiro, Bunka 14 . Original grey/brown embossed covers, worn printed paper title label. 27.4 X 18.7 cm. Seems to follow (with minor differences) the collation of the 1817 edition, which Mitchell had in his collection. He did not see the 1816 edition. [Mitchell, p.470], an incomplete copy of which appears in the KSSM and a complete copy in the Freer. A two page preface, wonderful sumi-e and color prints, mostly double page, sealed, then a one page afterword by Bunchô and a one page colophon by Izumiya. With the exception of some marginal damage to the colophon about as nice a copy of this book as one could ever hope to find. We have actually handled a Bunsei era version of this book , also published by Izumiya, who was also one of the publishers of the 1816 edition. The variations illustrate yet again the profound complexity of Japanese bibliography. The printing is very early and lovely, the colors appropriate, the overall condition very good or better. In Bunchô's inimitable style reminiscent of his work for the MEIKA GAFU.