Kyūrō Gafu 九老画譜
Baitei Ki 梅亭紀
Ōmiya Shinbei 近江屋新兵, publisher
Kansei 寛政 11 
26.2 x 18.6cm volume string-bound Japanese style, fukuro-toji with yellow wrappers and printed paper title label. The publisher is noted as Kyoto's Omiya Shinbei 近江屋新兵. In reference to the title, one of the artist Baitei’s pen names was Kyūrō Sanjin 九老九老山人.
Resembles the copy 'c' in Mitchell for the presence of 64 single page original woodblock prints in sumi (a greater number of images than the first edition with poems, the poems being omitted and images added in all subsequent editions, including this one), yellow wrappers, the 2 page preface and Ryuga afterword with the date of 1797, but it has a colophon dating it to 1799 [Kansei 11]. See Mitchell pp 403.
Baitei 梅亭紀 (1734-1810) was one of the most eminent of Buson’s students and this book is probably his finest - dynamic, fresh and understated all at the same time.
Dirt staining to wrappers with a medallion pattern and printed paper title label. Another very interesting and seemingly early variant edition of this expanded inventory of 64 illustrations. In very good condition and good printing. An unusual work in the marketplace at this time.