1898. Item #90189
[FUJI] TANAKA Shigetarô 田中茂太郎 SHINSHA FUJI HYAKUZU 真写富士百図 Tôhoku no bu. 東北の部 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 work’s 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. .