1818. Item #89945
[EHON] Yamaguchi SOKEN, artist. SOKEN SANSUI GAFU. Heian [Kyoto]: Bunka 15 . 2 volumes, 26.1 x 18.7 cm, hand-painted paper covers, original printed title slips, bound Japanese-style, fukuro toji. See Mitchell, p.499., has Sôken's seal on the colophon page and the publishing information on the inside back cover, as in the Mitchell copy. An early printing. See also Hillier, volume one, pp.537-9. In volume one, a couple of illustrated pages near the beginning have a small bit of worming and and a few pages at the very end have some ink staining along bottom edges. Also, the final two pages of volume one are bound at the start of volume two. Very good condition overall. A handsome and important book of landscapes printed with great elegance. Soken was one of Maruyama Ôkyô's greatest disciples. 2 vols., complete in a custom clasped chitsu case.