4313 - 4499 FINE ARTS - JAPANESE PRINTS, DRAWINGS AND ILLUSTRATED BOOKS, ORIENTAL AND TRIBAL ARTS
= Keyes, copies of surimono 134, probably copy A or B.
- Thumbed in lower right corner.
= Keyes 325, Copy A. Poem from the Tosa diary and a poem by Hisakataya.
- Yellowed; glue stain along left outer margin; remnants of mount on verso.
= Keyes, copies of surimono 167, copy A or B (two-line poem).
AND 2 others, incl. 1 other surimono in mediocre condition.
- Lower corners stained on verso, vaguely shining through on recto; very vague central fold.
- One vol. sl. waterstained in lower margin. Wrappers sl. worn.
= Depicting rock formations and trees. Hillier p.281.
- Colophon sl. foxed.
= The reduced size two-volume facsimile edition of this famous and very rare Nanga art book. The first single volume edition was published in 1804.
- Vol.1 (finger)soiled and rubbed in lower outer corners; occas. (ink)stains in upper margin; sm. drawings in brush and ink on lower pastedown. Vol. 2 fine.
Idem. Kachô gaden (Book of birds and flowers) Vol. 1. Osaka, Kawachiya Mohei and Suharaya Shinbei, 1848, first vol. (of 2), title-p., 4 textp. and 31 lvs. w. tinted woodcut prints, orig. cordbound wr.
- Frontwr. one vol. restored along the edges w. Japanese; other vol. frontwr. sl. thumbed in lower outer corner.
- Lower outer corners sl. fingersoiled.
= Attractive (fold.) colourful woodcuts.
- Sl. foxed.
= This imposing figure represents the hero Chibinda Ilunga, royal ancestor of the Chokwe people. He introduced into that tribe the concept of divine kingship and also taught the Lunda the art of hunting. The figure of Chibinda Ilunga came to represent the archetypal chief who maintains the well-being of his people, and he also served as a role model for men in Chokwe society.
- Lacks portions of animal skin.