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Mary Ainsworth Collection of Japanese Artist Books

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1. Fugaku Hyakkei

  • 100 Views of Fuji
  • Artist: Hokusai
  • Volumes 1 and 3 of 3
  • 22.5 cm x 15.5 cm
  • Yellow paper covers, white title strip with teal writing. Black ink printing.

2. Kacho Gaden

  • Flower and Bird Sketches
  • Volumes 1 and 2
  • Artist: Taito (Hokusai)
  • Volume 1: 22 cm x 15 cm, Gray-green paper cover, white title strip with red writing. Black ink printing highlighted with pink.
  • Volume 2: 21.5 cm x 15 cm, Orange paper cover, white title strip with red writing. Black ink printing highlighted with pink.

4. Dokugaku Kigo jizai

  • Self Study Nanja School Style
  • Artist: Mori Kinseki
  • Editor Henshu
  • Two volumes
  • Meiji 12 (1870)
  • 13 cm x 8.7 cm
  • Light beige paper covers, white title strip with dark brown writing. Black ink printing.
  • Contained in blue cloth wrap-case with light brown title strip.

6. Iroha uta Kyokun Ehon Medetagusa Ge.

  • Volume 2 only
  • A Japanese Alphabet, Illustrated
  • 22 cm x 15.5 cm
  • Gray paper cover, blue title strip ith black writing. Black ink printing.

7. Kyokun Kiso [?] Ehon Kacho Roku [?]

  • How to Build a Townhouse
  • Volume 1
  • 20 pages
  • Horeki 13
  • 22.5 cm x 16 cm
  • Blue and white patterned paper covers, Orange-brown title strip with black writing. Black ink printing.

8. Tanyu [?] Renga

  • 3 volumes
  • 30.2 cm x 21 cm
  • Pale blue paper covers, white title strip with black writing.

9. Kyoto Meisho: Shon Miyako on Nishiki

  • Pictures of Famous Places in Kyoto
  • Artist: Kitao Keisai [?]
  • Bunsei 1
  • 30.2 cm x 22 cm
  • Blue paper cover, off white title strip with black writing. Printed in color.

10. Gahon Shuyo

  • Collection of Paintings
  • Two volumes [two of three?]
  • Inserted note by Tachibana Minko
  • 27 cm x 18 cm
  • Blue paper covers, white title strips with black writing. Black ink printing.

11. Kyosai Gadan

  • Four Volumes about painting
  • Artist: Kyosai
  • 24.7 cm x 17.5 cm
  • Orange paper covers have black image of an artist on the front, and design of a frog and snake in a stylized landscape on the back. White title strip has black writing.
  • Contains English and Japanese text. Printed in color. Contained in cloth wrap case with a printed paper panel depicting a demon standing on a dragon, holding a moon with text in it.

12. Kacho Gafu

  • Nature Paintings
  • Artist: unknown
  • Three volumes
  • 26 cm x 19 cm
  • Maroon paper covers, off white title strips with black writing. Color printing.

13. Wakan Meihitsu Gaei Makuroku

  • Maki no Ichi
  • Volume 1
  • Catalog of Japanese and Chinese Artists
  • Kanei 2
  • 27 cm x 18 cm
  • Blue paper covers with white title strip, no writing on title strip. Black ink printing with pink and pale blue highlighting. In protective wrap case.

14. Gazu Chinsen (Chusen) Makuroku

  • Volume 2 (Chukan)
  • First Edition
  • Catalog of Assorted Brush Drawings, Volume 2
  • 26.5 cm x 18.5 cm
  • Blue paper cover, white title strip with black writing. Black ink printing.

14. B. Gafu Chinsen

  • 3 volumes bound in 1
  • Second Edition
  • 29.5 cm x 20.5 cm
  • Orange paper cover, beige title strip with black writing. Black ink printing.

15. Oatsurae Fuwasoga

  • Kimono Design Catalog [?]
  • Three volumes, connected
  • Artist: Koryusai
  • 25.5 cm x 18 cm
  • Pale beige paper cover, off white title strip with black writing. Blue ink printing with light blue shading.

16. Hyaknin shu zoeansho (Kenyo e iri / uta no kenzu)

  • 100 Waka Poems Complete in Three Volumes
  • 3 volumes
  • Artist: Hishikawa Morionobu [?]
  • Tenwa 3
  • 26.7 cm x 18.5 cm
  • Blue paper covers, one volume with white title strip, the other two missing title strips.
  • Black ink printing.

17. Zogechokoku-ho

  • How to Carve Ivory
  • Two volumes
  • Edited by Soma Kuninosuke
  • Meiji 33 [?]
  • 25.5 cm x 18.5 cm
  • Pale blue embossed paper covers, white title strip with black writing. Black ink printing.

18. Bansho Zukan: Koetsu Mayo

  • Collection of Koetsu’s Designs for Kimono
  • Volume 2
  • 1901
  • 19 cm x 26 cm
  • Dark blue paper cover with gold designs, beige title strip with black writing. Black ink prints.

19. Isho Hakuran

  • Collection of Traditional and New Designs of Japanese Arts
  • Eight volumes bound as one
  • 26.5 cm x 38 cm
  • Paper cover has river design with reeds and birds. Cover, design, and title strip are all in shades of brown; title is written in black ink. Color printing.

20 A. Korin Hyakuzu

  • One Hundred Sketches by Korin
  • 1st Series
  • Illustrated by Korin, Copied by Hoitsu
  • Two volumes complete
  • Bunka 12 (1815)
  • See Mitchell p. 376
  • 25.5 cm x 17.5 cm
  • Paper covers are light beige with orange horizontal stripes. Title strips are dull orange with black writing. Black ink printing.

20 B. Korin Hyakuzu Kohen

  • One Hundred Sketches by Korin
  • 2nd Series
  • Illustrated by Korin, Copied by Hoitsu
  • Two volumes complete
  • Bunsei 9 (1826)
  • See Mitchell p. 376- 377
  • 25.5 cm x 17.5 cm
  • Paper covers are light beige with orange horizontal stripes. Title strips are dull orange with black writing. Black ink printing.

20 C. Korin Hyakuzu Kohen

  • One Hundred Sketches by Korin
  • 2nd Series
  • Illustrated by Korin, Copied by Hoitsu
  • Two volumes complete
  • Bunsei 9 (1826)
  • See Mitchell p. 376-377
  • 26 cm x 18.3 cm
  • Duplicate copy. Paper covers are light beige with dull orange cloud patterns. Title strip is light beige with black writing. Black ink printing.

21. Gahon Oshukubai

  • Picture Book of Painting
  • By Morikuni
  • Seven Volumes, numbered 1-7
  • 22.5 cm x 16 cm
  • Blue paper covers, off white title strips with black writing.

22. Jinji Andon

  • Collection of Stories and Old Sayings
  • Five Volumes
  • Five different artists
  • Volume 1 Artist: Oishi Seiko [?]
  • Volume 2 Artist: Kuniyoshi
  • Volume 3 Artist: Keisai
  • Volume 4 Artist: Kuninao
  • Volume 5 Artist: Eisen
  • 24.3 cm x 16.2 cm
  • Purple paper covers have embossed cloud design, white title strips with red writing.
  • Color printing.
  • Also: Duplicate copy of Volume 5 from different edition
  • 22.8 cm x 15.9 cm
  • Orange paper cover, white title strip with teal writing. Printed in color.

23. Shibai Nishikie Shusei

  • Collection of Actor Prints
  • By Yamamura Keika and Machida Hakuzo
  • Seikasha, Tokyo
  • 1919
  • 31 cm x 23.5 cm
  • Western-bound red buckram cover embossed with golden bird and black plants. Black and white prints on clay coated paper, individually dated by hand.

24. Ehon Sakigake

  • Book of Heroes and Warriors
  • Artist: Hokusai
  • Temmpo 7
  • 22.5 cm x 15.5 cm
  • Blue paper cover, white title strip with black writing. Black ink printing.

25. Rakuroku Moshu

  • Thirty-Six Waka Poems Illustrated
  • Artist: Hokuba
  • Carved by: Asakura Ihachi
  • 38 pages
  • Bunka 12
  • 22 cm x 15.5 cm
  • Medium beige paper cover, off white title strip with black writing. Black ink printing.

26. Okyo Eibi Gaju; Kohen

  • Beautiful Pictures of Okyo
  • 12 Plates
  • Fukui Gessai, shukuzu
  • Pub. Aoki Ganzando
  • See Mitchell p. 51
  • 27.5 cm x 21 cm
  • 12 woodblock prints, colored, inside paper slip cover. Paper cover also has printed image.

27. Okyo Gafu

  • Sketches by Okyo
  • Volume 1
  • Reprint Meiji 26
  • Original Tempo 8
  • 25.5 cm x 18 cm
  • Beige paper cover is textured to resemble a woven mat. White title strip has black writing. Color printing.

28. Isso Hyakutai

  • One Sweep a Hundred Styles
  • Artist: Watanabe Kazan
  • 1884
  • See Mitchell p. 311
  • 25.5 cm x 18.5 cm
  • Cream colored paper cover, red title strip with black writing. Yamato cord binding.
  • Color printing.

29. Kiho Gafu

  • A Book of Drawings by Kiho
  • Pencil notation of 1824
  • See Mitchell p. 360-361
  • 24.5 cm x 16.5 cm
  • Light brown paper cover, white title strip, black writing. Black ink printing.

30. Hokusai Manga

  • Volumes 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 (2 copies), 8, 9 (2 copies), 10, 12
  • Approx. 22 cm x 16 cm
  • Covers various colors. Black ink with pink highlighting.

31. Ise Sangu Meisho Zue

  • The Principal Sights on the Road to Ise
  • Artist: Niwa Tokei
  • Five volumes, volumes 1 and 5 in two parts
  • Kansei 9
  • See Mitchell p. 309
  • (Dates to Kyowa 1) 1801
  • 26.3 cm x 18.5 cm
  • Gray paper covers [once blue-gray?] have gold-colored title strips with black writing.
  • Black ink printing.

32. Yamato Meisho Zue

  • Sketches of Famous Places in Yamato
  • Volumes 1,3,4,5,6,and 7
  • 26 cm x 18 cm
  • Paper covers, original color teal [?], title strip has black writing. Black printing.

34. Edo Meisho Zue

  • Forty-eight Famous Views of Edo
  • Artist: Hiroshige II
  • Yedo Meisho Shido Hakkei
  • 48 Kei
  • 25.5 cm x 19.5 cm
  • Front cover shades from gray-blue to cream, with cream bubbles. Back cover solid cream.
  • Title strip cream with black writing. Printing vividly colorful.

35. Ehon Edo Miyage

  • Picture Souvenir of Edo
  • Artist: Hiroshige
  • V. 1, 2,5,6,8, 10
  • 18 cm x 12 cm
  • Paper covers, color printing.

36. Meiku Gafu

  • Famous Sketches by Hoitsu
  • Artist: Hoitsu
  • Reprint
  • 25.5 cm x 18 cm
  • Bright yellow paper covers, pink title strip with black writing. Color printing.

37. Bijutsu Bonsai Zu

  • Artistic Bonsai Pictures
  • Printed 1842 for a meeting of Bonsai Kai, Tokyo.
  • 3 volumes
  • 22 cm x 14 cm
  • speckled gray paper covers, white title strip with black writing. Black printing. Set
  • Contained in a blue, cloth covered wrap case. Note on the inside of the box reads:
  • "Bijutsu Bon Sai Zu. Exhibit of dwarf trees opened by members of the Bon Sai Kai. Tokyo. These Books are [overwritten with "were"] printed (not published) [sic] 1892 for the members of the Society and are not sold. Painter Kaineu has many bonsai. Merchant Iekida has many [?]. Tokyo- ..." [last five words are illegible]

38. Selections of Hokusai Manga

  • Owned by Tanaka Tsurukaro
  • Inscription: Bunkyu 3 12th month 15th day
  • 22.5 cm x 15.7 cm
  • Orange paper cover, off-white [?] title strip, no writing on strip. Faded color printing.

40. Hana Kagami

  • Mirror of Flowers
  • 3 Volumes
  • English Translation of Flower inserted Volumes 2 and 3
  • No Date
  • 27.5 cm x 20.5 cm
  • Yellow paper covers with pattern of dragon and clounds, blue title strips with black writing. Woodblock prints, colored.

41. Gyosai donga

  • Artist: Gyosai Kawanabe Kyosai
  • 12 cm x 18.2 cm
  • 40 pages
  • Meiji 14
  • Teal paper covers, bright red title strip with black writing. Black and white images highlighted with pink.

42. Sansui Kacho Hayabiki Manga

  • Variety of Sketches
  • Artist: Hokusai (School of)
  • Volumes 1,2,4
  • Meiji Painting 1881
  • 17.5 cm x 12 cm
  • Purple paper covers, white title strips with red writing. Black ink printing.

43. Koksui

  • Art Magazine
  • 1892
  • Contains five prints
  • 33 cm x 20.5 cm
  • Off-white paper cover with black symbols. Color prints. Yamato binding.

44. Koda Mayoshu

  • Collection of Classic Designs
  • 28 pages
  • Meiji 15
  • 12 cm x 18 cm
  • Editor Takizawa Kiyoshi, Publisher Matsuzaki Hanzo. Cadet blue cover, with off-white title strip. Black ink printing.

45. Shoshiki Gatsu

  • Variety of Pictures
  • Artist: Hiroshige
  • 50 pages
  • Bunkyu 3 [?]
  • 17.5 cm x 11.5 cm
  • Dark beige paper cover, light beige title strip with black writing. Color printing.

46. Gahan Hitori Geiko

  • Models for Self-Taught Sketching (doku)
  • 30 pages
  • 17.5 cm x 12 cm
  • Blue paper covers, embossed with stylized flowers. Color printing.

47. Kodai Mayo Shikizuko

  • Book of Classical Designs
  • Volume 1
  • Ed. Takahashi Eishi
  • Publisher Hooukaku
  • 15 cm x 22 cm
  • Black paper cover, off white title strip with black writing. Black printing.

48. Shuga Hyakudai

  • Textbook for Self-Study Painting
  • Volumes 1-5 (of 10)
  • Editor Kawabata Gyokusho
  • 1898
  • Volumes 1,3,4,5 24.5 cm x 16.5 cm; volume 2 25.5 cm x 17 cm
  • Yellow paper covers, white title strips with black writing. Colored prints. Accordion binding.

49. Edo Yuran Hana gayomi

  • Famous Places in Edo During Different Seasons
  • Three volumes
  • Volume 1 - Spring
  • Volume 2 - Summer
  • Volume 3 - Autumn and Winter
  • Tempo 8
  • 26 cm x 18 cm
  • light gray embossed paper covers, off white title strip with black writing. Black ink printing.

50. Jibera futabagusa

  • Artist: Be Sadafusa
  • Kali 3 (1850)
  • 18 cm x 11.5 cm
  • Tuto shobo
  • Color printed cover, back cover missing. Some color printing inside, majority black and white.

51. Progression of Printing blocks for Hiroshige’s print "Shoya" from 53 Stations of
  • Tokaido
    • gift of Sam Wison 5/9/49
    • 24.5 cm x 36.5 cm
    • Cadet blue cloth covers, padded. White title strip with black writing. Gold flecked end pages. Each color block, as it is added, is represented on the facing page for easy identification. Accordion bound.

    52. Furyu 12 Gatsu

    • Scrapbook of Illustrations of the Twelve Months
    • Artist: Ishikawa Tuyamasa
    • 31 cm x 24 cm
    • Dark gray cloth cover, 12 color prints, most of the scrap book is empty.

    53. Illustrations of Birds

    • No Title page
    • Tempo 7, Paintings dated from 1836- 1845
    • 29.5 cm x 20.5 cm
    • Dull yellow paper covers, gold flecked title strip, Gold flecked paste downs. No title on title strip. Accordion bound. Paintings in color, many span two pages.

    54. Koayo Zukushi

    • Sketches for Artisans
    • Artist: Kono Bairei
    • Meiji 16 (1883)
    • Five volumes, complete
    • Duplicate set, complete
    • See Mitchell p. 371
    • 12 cm x 18 cm
    • Various color covers. Black with pink highlighting.

    55. Ehon Taikoki

    • Story of Tayotomi Hideyoshi
    • pub. Seiseido
    • Meiji 2
    • See by Mosai Yashitora
    • 18 cm x 12 cm
    • Pale blue cover embossed with curling vines, no title strip. Printed in color.

    56. Nihon Joso

    • Women’s Customs of Japan - Tokugawa Era
    • Seven volumes, complete
    • 1906
    • Artists:
    • Volume 1 Hishikawa Mornobu
    • Volumes 2-4 Hishikawa Sukenobu
    • Volumes 5 and 6, Various Artists
    • Volume 7 Okumura Masanobu
    • 25 cm x 18 cm
    • Paper covers are dark blue with a pattern of white flowers, Title strips are white with black writing. Black ink printing.

    57. Santo Icho

    • Toto Tazaki Soun Ezu
    • Flowers of the Three Cities (Osaka, Kyoto, Tokyo)
    • Reprint of Kaei
    • 18 cm x 12.5 cm
    • Gray paper covers, no title trip but title written in, in black ink. Color printing.

    58. Dewa Seujiman Esho

    • 1000 Characters (Chinese Letters) Illustrated by Shosai
    • Artist: Shosei
    • Ed. Kimura Meikei (?)
    • 1838 (?)
    • 22 cm x 15.5 cm
    • Dull orange paper cover, title strip missing. Inside, kanji written with hiragana explanations, illustrated with vignettes.

    59. Ehon Chitaseyama

    • Picture Book of Chitaseyama
    • Artist: Saio (?) Sochotatabe [d. 1816]
    • 24 pages
    • 22.5 cm x 16 cm
    • Beige paper cover with dark beige birds-and-flowers pattern. Light beige title strip with no writing. Black ink printing.

    60. No Title

    • 33 cm x 27.5 cm
    • Heavy brocade covers, Accordion book. Contains twelve images of women, some with children.
    • Images are on cloth that has been mounted onto heavy paper.

    61.Oho Gafu

    • Sketches by Hoitsu
    • Pupil of Korin
    • Bunka 14 (1815)
    • See Mitchell p. 68
    • 28 cm x 18.5 cm
    • Cadet blue paper cover has silver wave pattern, off white title strip has black writing.
    • Printed in color.

    62. Airiu Ehonsho [ Ehon Fuji no Midori]

    • Artist: Haregawa Mitsunobu
    • Genji Monogatari from Makura no Soshi, by Lady Murasaki
    • 21 cm x 15.5 cm
    • Green paper cover lightly embossed, red title strip has black writing. Black ink printing.

    63. Onna Daigaku

    • Manners for Girls [ School for Girls]
    • 25 cm x 17.6 cm
    • Light beige paper covers with darker beige bird-and-flower design, blank cream colored title strip. [Re-covered?] Color title page, black printing. Written in hiragana.

    64. Sunkin Zatsutei

    • Piece of Material from Brocade Haphazardly Put Together [?]
    • By Shinratei
    • No Date
    • 28.5 cm x 20 cm
    • Light beige cover papers with darker beige bird-and-flower design. Blank title strip.
    • Black ink printing.

    65. Katsushika Taito

    • Artist: Hokusai
    • Banshoku Zuku 5-nen
    • Variety of Scenes
    • 22 cm x 14.7 cm
    • Orange paper covers, white title strip with red writing. Black ink outlines highlighted
    • with pink and green, some pale blue.

    66. Nancho Gaishi Buyuden

    • Unofficial Stories of Bravery of the Southern Court
    • Artist: Utagawa Sadahide
    • Ansei ?
    • 22 cm x 15.5 cm
    • Colorful patterned paper cover, pink title strip with black writing. Additional title strip [added by owner?] white with black writing. Black ink printing.

    67. Niju Shi Ko Zue

    • 24 Models of Filial Piety
    • By Hokurai (Katsushika Taito)
    • Bunsei 2 (1819) ? originally
    • Meiji edition ?
    • 22.5 cm x 16 cm
    • Paper covers cream with pink-beige check, gray title strip with light red writing. Black ink printing highlighted with pink.

    68. Toto Shokei Ichiran

    • Illustrations of Edo
    • One of two volumes ?
    • By Hokusai Tatsumasa
    • Toto Shorin,
    • Kwansei 12
    • 25.3 cm x 16.5 cm
    • Gray paper covers, off white title strip with black writing. Color printing.

    69. Yen Shu School of Flower Arrangement

    • by Settsai
    • 1813
    • Four volumes, numbered 1-4
    • 22.4 cm x 15.8 cm
    • Blue paper covers, white title strips with black writing. Black ink printing.

    70. Ehon Onna Imagawa

    • Book of Manners and Voices for Women
    • Two volumes
    • Kusumi Bunsuike
    • Bunsei 12
    • 22 cm x 15.5 cm
    • Blue paper covers with green horizontal stripes, orange title strips with black writing.
    • Black ink printing.

    71. Ehon Mashiogusa

    • Illustrated Essays
    • Three Volumes
    • Artist: Kitao Shigemasa
    • Meiwa 5
    • 22.5 cm x 16 cm
    • Blue and white patterned paper covers, red title strips with black writing. Black ink printing.

    72. Ehon Fukujin Kyogen Asobi

    • Gods of Happiness at Comic Play
    • Unknown Author and Illustrator
    • 21.5 cm x 14.5 cm
    • Beige paper cover, dark beige title strip with black writing. Black ink printing highlighted with pink.

    73. Ehon I roha uta

    • Picture Book of the Japanese Alphabet
    • Artist: Harunobu Suzuki
    • Complete in three volumes
    • Date: Ansei 6 or Temmei 8 [?] 1788 [?]
    • Grey-green paper covers with darker green cranes and trees, light rust colored title strips with black writing. Black ink printing.

    74. Ehon Isanakusa

    • Stories of Brave Heroes
    • Three volumes
    • Artist: Terai Naofusa
    • Horeki 2 [?] [1752/53?]
    • Blue paper covers, off white title strips with black writing. Black ink printing. Contained in wrap case.

    75. Honcho Hyaksho Den

    • Stories of 100 Famous Generals
    • 29 cm x 21 cm
    • Embossed blue paper covers, white title strip with large black writing. Black printing.

    76. Jinbutsu Ryakugashiki

    • Simplified Drawings of Human Form
    • Artist: Keisai
    • 25 cm x 18 cm
    • Black textured paper covers, beige title strip with gray writing. Printed in color, using calligraphic black lines to define form.

    77. Sanrui Ryakugashiki

    • Simplified Drawings of Nature
    • Artist: Keisai
    • 25 cm x 18 cm
    • Black textured paper covers, beige title strip with gray writing. Printing in grays, greens, and pinks.

    78. Soka Ryakugashiki gashiki

    • Simplified Drawings of Plants and Flowers
    • Artist: Keisai
    • 1876.
    • 25 cm x 18 cm
    • Black textured paper covers, beige title strip with gray writing. Pure color prints of plants, black ink only used for writing.

    79. Chuju Ryakugashiki

    • Simplified Drawings of Animal Forms
    • Artist: Keisai
    • 25 cm x 18 cm
    • approximately 1813, though probably a later edition. Black textured paper covers, beige title strip with gray writing. Prints of stylized animal forms in color, often with calligraphic black ink outlines.

    80. Thirty Prints of Otsue

    • approx. 27.5 cm x 35.5 cm
    • In full green cloth enclosure.

    81. Album of Ink Paintings

    • No Title page
    • Artist: Hokusai [?]
    • Sixteen paintings
    • 33 cm x 43 cm
    • Padded silk covers, Accordion style book. Paintings, done on paper, are mounted on heavier paper backings.

    82. Hayabiki Mancho Daizen

    • Collection of Crests (Mon)
    • No date or publisher
    • Published in Kyoto
    • 7 cm x 15.5 cm
    • Navy blue paper cover, Black ink printing.

    83. Saira no Shiori

    • Mostly Kimono designs
    • Ed. by Ichijiro Honda
    • Meiji 36 1903
    • 22.5 cm x 15.5 cm
    • Paper cover has ornate design meant to look like cut paper, in cream on light brown.
    • Black ink printing.

    84. Ichiyo Gafu

    • Pictures by Ichiyo
    • Artist: Hanabusa Ichiyo (1652-1724)
    • 3 volumes, complete
    • ¥ 220,000
    • 26 cm x 18 cm
    • Teal blue paper covers, white title strip with black writing. Black calligraphic drawings.

    85. Shunkei Joshi

    • Volume 1 (of 3)
    • Artist: Oshidori Iei
    • Pornographic novel
    • 22 cm x 15 cm
    • Pale red paper cover, no title strip. Images in black and red ink.

    86. Kazan o Ran Chiku Gafu

    • Volumes 1 and 2
    • Painted in Osaka 1870, Bamboo and Orchids by Watanabe Kazan, Meiji painting 1880.
    • Both 28.5 cm x 16.5 cm
    • Dark beige paper covers, light beige title strip with black writing. Kanxi binding. Black ink.

    87. Koryu Ikebana

    • Classic Ikebana Designs
    • 2 volumes
    • 25.7 cm x 18.5
    • Medium beige paper covers, light beige title strip with black writing. Images of flower arrangements in black ink.

    91. Honka Kaso Ruisui Roku

    • Biography of an Abbot, Illustrated
    • Two volumes
    • 22.7 cm x 14.2 cm
    • Orange paper covers, white title strips with black writing. Black ink printing.

    92. Minobusan Shinzu

    • Woodblock Scroll of Minobusan (Sacred Mountain)
    • Artist: Togyusai Ronko
    • 23 cm x 14.5 cm
    • Orange paper covers, white title strip with black writing. Accordion book, printed in black and white.

    94. Ukiyoe Magazine

    • Vol. 45 February 1920, Vol. 46 March 1920.
    • 23 cm x 15.5 cm
    • Each has color printed cover and fold out color print, the rest is printed in black and white. Yamato binding.

    95. Ogataryu Hyakuzu

    • One Hundred Pictures of the Ogata School
    • Two volumes
    • 26 cm x 18.7 cm
    • Pale blue paper covers with silver detail, white title strips with black writing. Black printing.

    96. Sketches of Scenes of Asakusa

    • Artist: Okumura Masanobu
    • 21.2 cm x 15 cm
    • Beige cover with ornate dark beige bird and flower design, medium beige title strip with no writing. Black printing with pink and green highlighting.

    97. Hokusai Manga

    • Volumes 11-15 bound in one volume
    • Approx. 28 cm x 19.5 cm
    • No covers, black ink printing.

    98. Takakagami

    • Picture Book of Falcons
    • Artist: Kyosai, Kawanabe Doiku
    • Five volumes
    • 1881 [?]
    • Publisher Kinkado
    • 23 cm x 16 cm
    • Yellow paper covers, white title strips with red writing. Black ink printing. Contained
    • In blue cloth wrap case.

    99. Ichiro Gafu by Yashima Ichiro Collection of Pictures

    • Pub. Gasendo
    • 23 cm x 16 cm
    • Green paper covers, off white title strip. Color printing.

    100. Feudal Lord Procession in the Old Days of Japan

    • Artist: Ke-won
    • 20 cm x 24 cm, Accordion Book. Color printing.

    101. Okayama-shi Meisai Chizu

    • Detailed Map of City of Okayama
    • 1898
    • Folded dimensions: 19.5 cm x 13.3 cm
    • approx. 53 cm x 75 cm unfolded
    • Blue paper cover, white title strip with black writing. Color printed, with attached smaller street map.

    102. Denshin Kaishu Hokusai Gakyo

    • Sketchbook
    • Artist: Hokusai
    • Meiji Edition [?]
    • 25.5 cm x 18 cm
    • Light aqua paper cover, white title strip with black writing. Black ink printing.

    103. No Title Page

    • Scenes from Edo [?]
    • Artist: Hokusai
    • Kansei 12 [?]
    • Pub. Toto Shorin
    • Gray paper cover, title strip missing. Color printing.

    104. Compliation of Various Artists: Pictures of 36 Kyoka Poets

    • Artist: Unknown
    • Tokaido Scenes
    • Artist: Hokusai [?]
    • No Title Page
    • 22.4 cm x 15.5 cm
    • Gray paper cover with faint blue birds and other details; inside, limited use of color, majority of scenes in black and white.

    105. Life of Washington

    • 3 volumes
    • 1873
    • Translated by Naganuma Kumataro
    • 22.5 cm x 15.5 cm
    • Mostly text, with both color and black and white images.

    106. Kisoji Meisho Zue

    • Sketches of Famous Places in Kisoji
    • Seven volumes, Volume 1 pt. 1 and 2, volume 2, v. 3, v. 5, v.6 part 1 and 2.
    • 25.7 cm x 17.2 cm
    • Volume 6 part 2, 26.5 cm x 18.6 cm
    • Pale blue paper covers, white title strips with black writing. Black ink printing.

    107. No Title

    • Attributed to Kano Yosei-en
    • Hoen
    • Temmpo 7
    • 26 cm x 18.5 cm
    • Scrapbook of Brush drawn and woodblock pictures

    108. Nippon Sankai Meisho Gafu

    • Drawings of Famous Places in Japan
    • Artist: Hasegawa Settan
    • See Mitchell p. 154
    • 25.5 cm x 15 cm
    • Gray paper cover embossed with flowers and triangles, white title strip with pink writing.
    • Accordion binding. Black ink printing with teal highlighting, some teal writing.

    109. No title

    • Album of Twelve Woodblock Illustrations
    • 30.5 cm x 21 cm
    • Beige paper cover with black writing on it, no title strip. Color printing.

    110. Genpei Susuiki Zue

    • Illustrated Story of the Rise and Fall of the Houses of Minamoto and
    • Taira
    • no date
    • 25.5 cm x 18 cm
    • Blue paper cover embossed with flowers. White title strip with black writing. Black printing.

    111. Soka Renho

    • Nishiki no Hana
    • Artist: Misho Guryu
    • A School of Japanese Tea Ceremony
    • Meiji 38
    • 25.5 cm x 18.3 cm
    • Light aqua cover, white title strip with black writing. Inside, black ink ikebana designs.

    112. Jiraiya Goketsu Tan

    • A Story of Jiraiya the Hero
    • Two volumes
    • Author: Tane
    • Artist: Kuniteru
    • Cover Illustration by: Tayokuni
    • 17.5 cm x 11.5 cm
    • Volume 1 Colorful printed cover of a warrior holding a scroll, standing on a toad.
    • Volume 2 Colorful printed cover of a warrior holding a mask and standing on a defeated foe. Black ink printing in both.

    113. Kogoshima Kassen and Other Stories.

    • Illustrated Stories of Historical Heros
    • two volumes
    • 18 cm x 12 cm
    • Covers torn, partial cover that remains appears painted. Some color printing vivid, most
    • Images black and white with orange highlighting.

    114. Three Prints and Poems from a Larger Series

    • 24.5 cm x 18.5 cm
    • Prints and poems pasted into an accordion style book.

    A related collection of books by the Grabhorn Press is also worth a look: Figure Prints of Old Japan, Landscape Prints of Old Japan, Ukiyo-e: "The Floating World", and Twelve Wood Prints of Kitagawa Utamaro: Illustrating the Process of Silk Culture.

    Last updated:
    August 25, 2012