Item #90728 CHIKUDO GAFU NIHEN. 竹洞堂画譜 二編. EHON Ki CHIKUDO 紀竹堂.
CHIKUDO GAFU NIHEN. 竹洞堂画譜 二編.
CHIKUDO GAFU NIHEN. 竹洞堂画譜 二編.
CHIKUDO GAFU NIHEN. 竹洞堂画譜 二編.
CHIKUDO GAFU NIHEN. 竹洞堂画譜 二編.
CHIKUDO GAFU NIHEN. 竹洞堂画譜 二編.
CHIKUDO GAFU NIHEN. 竹洞堂画譜 二編.
CHIKUDO GAFU NIHEN. 竹洞堂画譜 二編.
CHIKUDO GAFU NIHEN. 竹洞堂画譜 二編.
CHIKUDO GAFU NIHEN. 竹洞堂画譜 二編.
CHIKUDO GAFU NIHEN. 竹洞堂画譜 二編.
CHIKUDO GAFU NIHEN. 竹洞堂画譜 二編.
CHIKUDO GAFU NIHEN. 竹洞堂画譜 二編.
CHIKUDO GAFU NIHEN. 竹洞堂画譜 二編.
CHIKUDO GAFU NIHEN. 竹洞堂画譜 二編.

CHIKUDO GAFU NIHEN. 竹洞堂画譜 二編.

1815. Item #90728

[CHIKUDO GAFU 竹堂画譜  CHIKUDO GAFU NIHEN. 竹洞堂画譜 二編. [1815]. [Kyoto, Kansei 12 {1800}], [Bunka 12 {1815}]. 27.5 x 17.2 cm. A total of 22 double page color printed illustrations in Nanga style (eleven in each series). The first series has the 11 illustrations, 4 double pages of encomia by friends about the book, reproducin their calligraphies. The second series also has 11 illustrations 2 double page records of friends reactions and a double page ishizuri printed fascicle, as well. As such this copy has all the prints called for, but, as often happens with this book, is missing a few pages of encomia.. Butterfly-bound albums, original blue-grey covers, title labels. No colophon in the first series, nor the second. When the second series came out, I believe that a reprint of the 1st series was issued at the same time, without a colophon and with a title label matching the characters of the second series. It would appear from the copies I have seen that the first series early printings had a different title label style. This copy at hand has the later printing style of title label. Hence, I would hypothesize it was published sometime around the time the second series was published... Maybe the late teens or early twenties.. No two copies of this book that I have seen have the same ordering, pagination, or text pages. It does seem, as described above that this set was never bound with all the text. Close comparison with several copies, including the examples at the MFA in Boston and the Spencer collection in NY leads me to think this is a very worthy copy of this scarce book. The CHIKUDO GAFU is one of the most beautiful of Japanese illustrated books, a true masterpiece of Nanga style design and any Edo era example is very unusual and desirable. This example is lovely. Chikudô [c.1775-1825] was a native of Kyoto. This copy is in very good condition. Enclosed in a lovely vintage quarter leather and cloth slipcase with gilt spine titling. This copy comes from the Isaac collection, sold at auction in Paris in 1925, then was part of the library of the important scholar of Japanese books, Owen Holloway, who died far too young...... Wonderful historic associations. Wonderful book.

Price: $7,500.00

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