1898. Item #90189
[FUJI] TANAKA Shigetaro. SHINSHA FUJI HYAKUZU Tôhoku no bu. Tôkyô, Kyoto and Ôsaka. Meiji 31  Though this group of 24 single page and 8 double page grey scale woodblock images (with occasional light coloring) is subtitled "northest section", there were no later parts. Thus complete. Bound orihon style, 22.6 x 25.6 cm. In the original covers, with printed title label, remarkably clean and fresh throughout. Some interesting firms of the Meiji book world were involved in this works production and distribution. Tanaka Jihei, Ôkura Shoten, Unsôdô, Susandô, Tôyôdô, etc. However, we can assume the book did not sell very well - it is nowhere to be found, nor was there a "southwest" section produced.... Interesting example of the Fuji cult (or "meme" - apologies to Jack Hillier) in late Meiji. All in a clasped chitsu case. Near fine.