Lot 389


19th Century.

Ehon Tokiwagusa (Picture-book of Evergreen), vol.1, printed in black and white with hand painted colour, sixteen double page illustrations of  courtesans in genre scene, the postscript giving the dated Kyoho 16 (1731), the publisher’s name Morita Shotaro in Osaka, engravers Fujimura Zen’emon, Murakami Gen’uemon, artist Nishikawa Sukenobu, Kyoto, the original dark blue cover with a printed title slip 27.5 x 19cm; one volume of Hokusai Manga (Random drawings of Hokusai), published by Eirakuya, Nagoya, 23 x 16cm; a reference book with woodblock illustrations of the play Chushingura translated by Frederick V. Dickins, published by G.P.Putnam’s Sons, New York 1876, 16 x 23cm. (3)


Estimate: £300-£500