1783. Item #90335
[Kyôka] Bakuribô, Teiya, [edited by]. Kyôka Kaki no Tane [Kyoto]: Fujiya Shinbe, 1783. First edition. A book of kyôka poems accompanied by twenty-one delightful sumi-e vignettes, edited by Bakuribo Teiya. Bakuribo, a kyôka poet based in Kyoto, was a student of kyôka poet Kyûjokan Donei (1723-1767). He edited three books of kyôka poetry published in 1783 by Fujiya Shinbê, including this volume. The woodblock-printed vignettes in this book feature musical instruments, fruits, ceremonial tools, landscapes, birds, and so on, and are displayed together with a poem in larger calligraphy than the main text. Original Japanese fukuro-toji binding, a little worn, wrappers debossed with decorative circular patterns. Original woodblock-printed title slip present. Light occasional marks and thumbing to text, one small wormhole to gutter skilfully repaired on all leaves. Images and text woodblock-printed. 1 v., complete. 23 leaves. 22.4 x 16 cm. Text in Japanese. A book of kyôka poems, simply and skillfully illustrated and in a clean printing. Very good. String-bound, fukuro-toji..