1779. Item #89935
[EHON] SÔ SHISEKI, artist. [KOKON] GASÛ KÔHASSHU SHITAIFU. [An'ei 8 - 1779]. Perhaps the scarcest and finest of all Sô Shiseki's works, this final sequel to the series was published in 8 volumes in Edo and Kyôto. This copy is a later printing, with the date removed from the colophon page, but it is still quite well printed - the delicate lines and occasional color prints are expertly carried off in a truly elegant style. A wonderful corrective to some of the rather slipshod copies of Sô Shiseki's works that make the rounds. With the original covers and title labels, bound in 5 volumes and enclosed in a custom clasped chitsu case. Mitchell was frankly puzzled by the iterations of Sô Shiseki's works, but we have handled one other copy of this work and this copy is identical in content and complete in 5 volumes.