Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller
絵本舞台扇 Ehon Butai Ogi (Picture Book of the Stage Fan) (3 vols. complete). Buncho Ippitsusai, Shunsho Katsukawa.
絵本舞台扇 Ehon Butai Ogi (Picture Book of the Stage Fan) (3 vols. complete)
絵本舞台扇 Ehon Butai Ogi (Picture Book of the Stage Fan) (3 vols. complete)
絵本舞台扇 Ehon Butai Ogi (Picture Book of the Stage Fan) (3 vols. complete)
絵本舞台扇 Ehon Butai Ogi (Picture Book of the Stage Fan) (3 vols. complete)
絵本舞台扇 Ehon Butai Ogi (Picture Book of the Stage Fan) (3 vols. complete)
絵本舞台扇 Ehon Butai Ogi (Picture Book of the Stage Fan) (3 vols. complete)

絵本舞台扇 Ehon Butai Ogi (Picture Book of the Stage Fan) (3 vols. complete)

東京 (Tokyo): 風俗繪卷圖画刋行會 (Fuzoku Emaki Zuga Kankokai), 1917. Softcover. Large quartos. Unpaginated. String-bound gray cloth wrappers with dark gray and tan decorative motifs, as well as tan papers labels with black lettering on the front covers. Originally published in 1770, this is a later edition of the famed collection of color woodblock prints depicting kabuki actors, done in collaboration between acclaimed artists and printmakers Ippitsusai Buncho (1755–1790) and Katsukawa Shunsho (1726 – 1793). The set contains a total of 122 full -page color woodblock images, many of which are presented in the form and shape of traditional Japanese fans, a style that was groundbreaking at the time, and went on the become quite influential. Each image of the actors contains their names and the titles of the roles they played. It can be noted that 60 of the images of the original work were done by Buncho and 52 were done by Shunsho, seen via the artist's chop printed next to each the images. An additional 10 images are not credited.

Text in Japanese.

Wrappers with light rubbing to extremities. Paper labels with some light foxing, smudging, and/or closed tears. Some edges of book blocks with minor water stains. Interiors with some sporadic minor to light water stains and/or foxing, when presently, mostly in the margins. Images mostly still clean and bright. Bindings in very good- to very good+, interiors in very good condition overall. vg- to vg+. Item #46609

Price: $375.00

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