Title: Two Japanese Woodblock Print Books Regarding A Tale of Samurai, Late Edo/Early Meiji Era
Two volumes depicting a tale of samurai dating from the late Edo or early Meiji Era in the 19th century. These would be volumes 3a and 3b of a larger set.
There are 8 pages worth of illustrations, depicting various social gatherings of noblemen and samurai, with a violent battle and decapitation depicted amongst the flames.
Two volumes in octavo, 20+20 double sided leaves
On note of condition, these volumes are in fair shape, with the bindings being fairly worn down, and smudges and wrinkling present. There is some worming present throughout the volumes, as well as what appears to be extremely old hair stuck in the end papers. Whether they are from one of the last owners of these books or even further beyond is unknown.