1866. Item #90661
Katsushika Isai 葛飾為斎. Kachō Sansui Saiga Zushiki 花鳥山水細画図式 Vol 1. Edo [Tokyo].1866. Single volume 12.4 x 17.6cm bound Japanese style fukuro-toji with printed title slip and blue wrappers.  cho, including preface with Japanese text, of original, black and white woodblock prints. Title slip reads Kachō Sansui Zushiki 花鳥山水図式, and colophon gives full title. 1 - 6 woodcuts per page with lines separating multiples to create boxes. Some pages with vertical woodcuts and others horizontal. Colophon gives the date as Keiōni Hinoe Tora nen 慶應ニ丙寅年, which is the zodiacal year that corresponds with 1866.
Vol 1, of a 5 volume series, that portrays, as the title suggests, flowers, birds, mountains and waves, as well as animals, fish, vegetables, culture objects and pictorial vignettes of everyday life in Japan.
Katsushika Isai 葛飾為斎 (1821-1880) was a well-known Edo Period artist who studied under the illustrious woodblock print artist Katsushika Hokusai.
Slight wear to wrapper and title slip and slight toning to pages, as expected. Good impressions.