1803. Item #89946
[EHON] I-Fukyu & Ike no Taiga. I-FUKYU IKE NO TAIGA GAFU. 2 volumes. Kyoto & Edo: Maruya Gempachiro & Suharaya Mohei. Kyowa 3 . 27.2 x 18.2 cm. Blue paper covers, string-bound Japanese-style, fukuro-toji. A bit of one original printed paper title label remains. Follows the copy at Mitchell 307, save that the ordering of the prefatory and final materials seems to follow the order of the copy at Odin 143. Some staining, especially in the Taiga volume. Still a more than serviceable copy of this lovely book. The famous Nanga artist Ike no Taiga has a volume to himself, accompanying the volume dedicated to the Chinese artist I-Fukyu. To my eye, Taiga's wonderful whimsy and pictorial variety carry the day. Printed in black and white throughout. The book deserves a wider audience than it has received to date.