4846 - 4921 FINE ARTS - JAPANESE PRINTS, DRAWINGS and ILLUSTRATED BOOKS, ORIENTAL and TRIBAL ARTS
- Lacks one tie; wrapper sl. worn/ soiled.
- Frontwr. sl. waterstained and sl. creased in upper margin; vertical crease in first 2 leaves. = Rare.
= A pictorial advertisement flyer for the non-prescription drugs from the drugstore Rakuzendo of Kishida Ginko. The advertisement shows people looking at a stone monument on which the names of three nonprescription drugs of Rakuzendo, are written. Kishida is recognized for using i.a. nishiki-e in his advertisements. Ginko (or Ginkou) Kishida (1833-1905) was a journalist and an early Mejij entrepeneur (i.a. publishing, ice, oil) and became a producer and seller of i.a. eyedrops (also in China). His drugstore, opened in 1875, was the cornerstone of his fortune. He learned to make eyedrops from Dr. James Hepburn, whom he visited to treat him for his eye ailment. From then on Kishida assisted Hepburn on the romanization system for a Anglo-Japanese dictionary Hepburn was working on until its first publication in 1867. The Hepburn romanization system for the Japanese language is still the most used.
- Trifle foxed; margins sl. creased.
- Cut short along upper edge (±5-10 mm); fingersoiled; paper remnants on verso.
= Rare. Perhaps a pseudonym by Yoshifuji.
AND 1 other.
= A pictorial history of Japan for students of secondary school (complete in 10 vols.).
- Covers rubbed/ sl. worn and sl. stained. Contents fine.
= Hillier, The Art of the Japanese Book p.854f; cf. Kerlen 604. "One of his best known and admired books is Ichirô Gafu (...), which has a date of 1823, but this is, in fact, a reprint, omitting the verses, of the very little known Sansui Kikan Kyôka Shû." SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXIII.
- January a few small closed holes; June, September, November and December a few sl. thin spots; November and June stained. All plates trimmed to the lower and upper borders.
AND 3 others, all by SAKAMAKI KÔGYO (all doubled; 2x cut short).
= Children's booklets showing i.a. courtiers, officials, noblemen, servants, samurai, merchants, nurses, cooks and farmers.
- Laid down on stiff paper leaf. = Restrike. From the series Six Jewel Rivers in Various Provinces.
AND 2 col. woodcut lvs. from an ehon.
= Both from the series Tôto Sanjurokkei (36 Views of th Eastern Capital).
- Laid down on contemporary mount w. dealer's ticket of James Eades & Co. in Yokohama on verso.
- Paper partly brittle.
= With a publication on the subject: S. YOSHIOKA (ed.), Katagami Katazome. Paper stencils for Dyeing. The Yoshiake Collection (Kyoto, 1989, num. ills., orig. wr., 4to).
= From the series Noga taikan.
AND 1 other by the same from the same series.
= All from the series Noga Taikan (Large Mirror of No Pictures).
= From the series Nogaku Zue. Michitoshi meets his son Shuntoku, who was exiled and lost his sight, became a beggar. Shuntoku sings for Mitsutoshi, and father and son are reunited.
- Tipped onto mount; sl. rubbed in corners (one lower right corner sl. worn).
AND 7 others (incl. 2 restrikes), i.a. late copy of HOKUSAI, (Two headdresses and a scythe on table-cloth) (col. woodut surimono, signed Fusenkyo hitsu. Tipped onto mount and sl. dam. in right corners; yellowed).
- Upper right corner dam.; sl. soiled. = Robinson T132.
AND 3 others.