Item #91168 Haikai Shokugyo Zukushi 2 vols. artist Tachibana Shozan, ed Sessuiken/Chasei.
Haikai Shokugyo Zukushi 2 vols.
Haikai Shokugyo Zukushi 2 vols.
Haikai Shokugyo Zukushi 2 vols.
Haikai Shokugyo Zukushi 2 vols.
Haikai Shokugyo Zukushi 2 vols.
Haikai Shokugyo Zukushi 2 vols.
Haikai Shokugyo Zukushi 2 vols.
Haikai Shokugyo Zukushi 2 vols.
Haikai Shokugyo Zukushi 2 vols.
Haikai Shokugyo Zukushi 2 vols.
Haikai Shokugyo Zukushi 2 vols.
Haikai Shokugyo Zukushi 2 vols.
Haikai Shokugyo Zukushi 2 vols.

Haikai Shokugyo Zukushi 2 vols.

1842. Item #91168

Tachibana Shozan, artist and Sessuiken/Chasei, ed. Haikai Shokugyo Zukushi 2 vols. Edo, Tempo 13 [1842] Two volumes 23.4 x 16.6cm string-bound Japanese-style, fukuro-toji in original wrappers with printed paper title slips and housed in a modern clasped chitsu. Unusual and interesting haikai collection, with wonderful Edo Shijo-style illustrations, 30 double-page and 11 single page. Original woodblock prints, carefully printed in light colors, with Japanese text throughout. Portrayed are the "shokugyo zukushi" or "guide to the professions" of the title, such as fisherman, hunter, cliff moss gatherer and blade sharpener, accompanied by poems. The professions are divided by seasons, with Spring and Summer in Vol 1 and Fall and Winter in Vol 2. The printed title slip of Vol 2 missing and there is slight worming throughout, mainly confined to lower margins. Wear to and spots of soiling to wrappers. Overall good condition with excellent impressions and a wonderful demonstration of the variety of color shades possible using nothing but sumi ink. (Please see Mitchell pp. 282-3.).

Price: $2,850.00