1800. Item #90127
[KYO^KA] BAIKÔ Hakuensai. KYÔKA SETSUGETSUKA 1 volume, complete. Shioya Saburobei, Osaka, Kansei 12 . 22.1 x 15.8 cm. String-bound, Japanese-style, fukurô toji. Baikô (1737-1805) was a kyôka poet based in Osaka. His father, Setsuensai Ikkô, was the owner of a bookshop in Osaka and studied kyôka poetry under Nagata Teiryû. Baikô wrote and compiled many books of kyôka, with a focus on poems in the "naniwa (Osaka) kyôka" style. He turned to publishing in 1800, becoming the proprietor of the firm "Shioya Saburobei" in Osaka. The print artist and poet Yoshikuni (active 1813-1832) is believed to have been his son. This volume contains 1 double-page illustration, 4 single-page illustrations, and 5 vignettes of landscapes. [Possible original binding (re-sewn) and paper title slip]. Light soiling and edgewear to wrappers and title slip, and one or two small wormholes to text, but otherwise in very good condition. Comes in a custom-made clasped chitsu case. A surprisingly scarce SGOHACHI, editor. GENTEI-BON SHOEI: MOKUROKU. Tôkyô: Gallery Gohachi, Showa.