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Ehon Imayo Sugata Japanese four hole binding - 1916

by Beisai Kubota, Shikitei Sanba

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Early 20th-century reprint of Utagawa's famous book on Japanese women's fashions originally published in 1802.Volume 1 only of the 2 volume set.With 25 full-color woodblock prints depicting 12 scenes over double pages with different classes of women, 23 pages of Japanese text.Includes woodcuts of noble courtiers under cherry blossom, samurai wives relaxing, concubines, merchant women, servants at bathhouse, dancers, laundress, nursemaid, etc.Condition: blue embossed paper boards scuffed and discolored, but interior clean and bright, woodcuts free of foxing. Traditional Yotsume Toji four-hole stab binding stitched on the right-margin. Toyokuni Utagawa (1769-1825), was a grand master ukiyo-e print designer and woodblock artist, known for his portraits of kabuki actors.

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  • Title Ehon Imayo Sugata
  • Illustrator Toyokuni Utagawa
  • Author Beisai Kubota, Shikitei Sanba
  • Binding Japanese four-hole binding
  • Condition Very Good
  • Date 1916
  • Bookseller's Inventory # Flo110