Title: Banpo Zensho, 1755. Volume 6-7
Author: Yoshiyasu Kikumoto
Mid 18th century editions of the 6th and 7th volumes of Kikumoto’s Banpo Zensho, also known as the Complete Book of Ten Thousand Treasures. The set itself is comprised of 13 volumes, with these two volumes of three volumes focusing on ceramics, or pottery in general. Volume 8 is lacking from this section.
There are numerous illustrations throughout both volumes, featuring illustrations of various ceramic pieces and information on craftsmen.
Two volumes in oblong 12mo, 56, 39 leaves
On note of condition, these volumes vary from good to fair shape, with rubbing and wear to the bindings. There is significant worming to volume 6, and only minor worming to the margins of volume 7. There is little to no foxing or staining throughout.