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KYÔCHÛZAN

1816. Item #89950

[EHON] Kameda BÔSAI, artist. KYÔCHÛZAN. Original covers with chipped printed paper label. String-bound Japanese-style, fukuro toji. 27.1 x 18.4 cm; there is a colophon on the inside of the back cover with a Bunka 13 date [1816] listing 6 publishers, including Suwaraya Ihachi and Suwaraya Mohei of Edo. There is a notice of the books Hô-itsu Shônin Gafu and Bunchô Sensei Gafu. Distinguished by the fact it used the keyblock from an illustration to embellish the cover with a simple nanga-style image. This is the large size rendition of states "A" & "B", not the recut, considerably smaller reissue. The collation and state of the blocks largely follows Mitchell's "B" state, though the colophon and cover demonstrates it is yet another variant of this cornerstone work. Another bibliographical perplexity is added to the long list surrounding this wonderful book. Quite a nice printing of this variant. A bit od cover wear, as dscribed, else a very good, pleasant copy of this important Nanga-style ehon.

Price: $4,250.00

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