1793. Item #89951
[EHON]. TOBA-E SANGOKU-SHI. 3 Vols., Osaka, Terada Shazaemon, Kyôhô 5 . 25.6 x 16.8 cm. Original covers with printed paper title labels. The covers are soiled. String-bound Japanese style, fukuro toji. An early 18th century edition of this work in good impression. Possibly illustrated by Jichôsai, though the artist is unnamed. Several other candidates have been mentioned, including Ôoka Shumboku. Early 18th century editions of Toba-e books are very uncommon. In a custom clasped chitsu case. The covers are worn, but overall a good copy of this book. An excellent example of the somewhat madcap humor of the Toba-e genre.
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