Title: Kinkyoku Chiyo no Kotobuki, 1842
Artist: Matsukawa Hanzan
A first edition of the musical work, Kinkyoku Chiyo no Kotobuki, featuring illustrations by Hanzan. There are a total of 603 songs, including 5 songs in the catalog appendix.
There are 13 full-page color woodblock illustrations, and many other woodblock illustrations in black and white, coupled with song written in a cursive text.
The illustrator, Hanzan, was a painter working in Osaka, and son of the Osaka kyoka poet Kirotei Rikimaru.
One thick volume in oblong 12mo, with at least 1000 pages
On note of condition, this volume is in fair shape, with heavy rubbing and wear to the covers. There is wear noted on pages throughout, with virtually no staining or any worming.