RYAKUGASHIKI 略画式. EHON, artist KEISAI Masayoshi 恵斎政美.
RYAKUGASHIKI 略画式.
RYAKUGASHIKI 略画式.
RYAKUGASHIKI 略画式.
RYAKUGASHIKI 略画式.
RYAKUGASHIKI 略画式.
RYAKUGASHIKI 略画式.
RYAKUGASHIKI 略画式.
RYAKUGASHIKI 略画式.
RYAKUGASHIKI 略画式.
RYAKUGASHIKI 略画式.
RYAKUGASHIKI 略画式.
RYAKUGASHIKI 略画式.
RYAKUGASHIKI 略画式.

RYAKUGASHIKI 略画式.

18. Item #90805

[EHON] KEISAI Masayoshi 恵斎政美, artist. RYAKUGASHIKI 略画式. Edo, Kyoto, & Osaka. Originally published in Edo by Suharaya Ichibei in 1795, this version has a colophon zodiacally dated to 1813. A very nice, skillful printing with wonderful colors that may point to a printing date in the late 1820s. The rear inside cover pseudo-colophon lists 6 bookshops as sales agents, 4 in Edo, 1 each in Kyoto and Osaka. Soiled cream yellow covers, string-bound Japanese style, fukuro-toji, with a printed paper title label. 24.9 x 17.6 cm. Perhaps the most interesting of all Masayoshi's RYAKUGASHIKI (simple drawing books), the humanity of his figures drawn in brief are arresting and witty and betray a mordant sense of humor.. The covers are a bit soiled. The contents are in very good condition, good or better impression.
Great fun! A nice early and worthy example of this book.

Price: $1,850.00