1875. Item #90193
[EHON] Kawanabe GYÔSAI, Artist. Tsuuzokû ISOPPU MONOGATARI. Tokyo: Watabe. Meiji 5  6 volumes. Hanshibon, 22.5 x 15 cm. Blindstamped patterned cream paper covers, string-bound Japanese-style, fukuro-toji. The interesting and now increasingly uncommon translation of Aesop's Fables into Japanese from the English version of Thomas James. Illustrated throughout in b+w (WITH the use of grey blocks, preferred state thus) woodcuts by the famed artist Kawanabe Gyôsai, the illustrations based on the English original. (For more on this work, see Scott Johnson's article, "The Illustrations for a Victorian Aesop and a Meiji Isoppu", 1983, Kansai University). Very good impressions with cover wear, overall good condition. Enclosed in a modern clasped chitsu case, complete:.