1837. Item #90292
[MEISHOKI]. NIKKÔ SANSHI, 5 vols. Edo, Tempo 8 . 25.7 x 18.3 cm., With original covers, though they are not the light blue covers called for at Mitchell 436, but rather grey covers with a blind-printed pattern of floral roundels. A fresh and clean copy in good impression (perhaps a bit later than the earliest examples we have seen). Heavily illustrated throughout in both b+w and color woodblock. Historical, anecdotal and naturalistic, it is a guidebook, gazetteer and nature study all in one. The prints run the gamut in style from Tosa school influenced meishoki, through Shijo and Kano.... a variety of artists provide a variety of images. Interesting and important work which is a highpoint of the genre.