Title: Toshisen Ehon Nanagon Zekku, 1790
Artist: Kitao Shigemasa
An extremely scarce late 18th century edition of Shigemasa’s Toshisen Ehon Nanogon Zekku, an illustrated anthology of Chinese poetry, and containing all five volumes in one book.
There are 149 pages of woodblock print illustrations, featuring various landscapes, warriors, animals, and double-paged illustrations.
The binding features intriguing tufts of metallic fabric, giving the covers a chromatic sheen.
Worldcat does not record any copies of this edition in libraries.
One volume in octavo, 85 leaves
On note of condition, this volume is in good shape, with minor foxing and staining throughout, and light worming. There is water staining to the bottom left corner throughout.