KYÔKA SUMIDAGAWA MEISHÔ ZUKAI 狂歌隅田川名所図会 Tôgan no Bu. 東岸の部
1823. Item #90753
[EHON] TEISAI [Katsushika Hokuba].葛飾北馬 KYÔKA SUMIDAGAWA MEISHÔ ZUKAI 狂歌隅田川名所図会 Tôgan no Bu. 東岸の部 Bunsei 6 . Shunsui-en Zôhan. This is the "east bank" volume. The colophon lists the "west bank" volume as being issued soon, but there is no record of it surviving. A lovely rendition of the banks of the Sumida trope, here illustrated by Hokusai's talented student, Hokuba. A very nice impression in sumi-e with 6 double-page images. Complete as issued in the original hand-painted covers with the printed paper title label. Very unusual - only 6 copies are located in the KSSM [vol.2, p 493-3]. The only copy currently listed online is the copy in the Ebi Collection, catalogued by Ritsumeikan. https://ehon.dh-jac.net/books/ebi/Ebi0575 Hokuba was, with Hokkei, one of the most talented of Hokusai lineage. Very good condition overall.