1822. Item #90714
Tsuji Hōzan 辻鳳山, artist. BITCHÛ MEISHÔ-KÔ 備中名勝考, 2 VOLS [Report on Famous Places in Bitchū]. n.p. Gyokushō-en 玉松園. Bunsei 5 . 2 volumes 26.4 x 18.5 cm string-bound Japanese style, fukuro-toji with light blue-gray blindstamped wrappers and housed in a modern chitsu-clasped case. 18 very appealing, double page illustrations, lightly colored, of famous locations in Bitchū with Japanese text throughout. Natural landscapes, many with figures or birds, reveal the charm of this former province located west of present-day Okayama Prefecture.
A very interesting and lovely work, at one time attributed to Suiseki, as the images are reminiscent of his work (and hence very good indeed), It has been established that Hōzan was not Suiseki, however, as his identity can be traced independently through contemporary sources. Complete. Identical to the copy catalogued in Mitchell p. 224. Rubbing of chitsu title slip and worming of vol 2 wrapper. Wear and spots of soiling to wrappers, title slip and some internal worming, otherwise in very good condition, colors and impressions. A very scarce work.