Title: Koehon, or "Old picture book, 19th century. Late Edo/Early Meiji
An illustrated Koehon, or "Old picture book”, likely dating from the Late Edo/Early Meiji Era. This work is illustrated throughout with full-page woodblock print illustrations, all with hand-colored detail. There are numerous illustrations of samurai engaging in battle, yokai and demons, animals, and deities. A contemporary hand has added beards to a number of figures. The title itself appears to be more of a description than a real title, and the cover itself was added later on.
One volume in octavo, 20 leaves
On note of condition, this volume is in fair shape, with little to no rubbing or wear to the covers. The pages are heavily worn and the washi paper layers having all mostly split. There is staining throughout.