Illustrated Guide to the Punishments of the Tokugawa Shogunate by Fujita Shintaro
Fascinating and obscure work looking back at the penal system during the Edo era. Thick orihon with 59 coloured lithographic diptychs and 1 single single page illustration. Almost all pages in colour. One-page English preface and almost all illustrations with a brief description in quirky English below. A reprint was published in 1972 but ours is the original first edition.
Tokyo. Naokichi Kobe. 1893.
26 x 17.2cm. 8pp+60 numbered pages (a few page numbers missing and a few page numbers duplicated as issued). Also with accompanying booklet of 34pp. (25.6 x 18cm).
General age wear and some minor damage to a few pages. Accompanying booklet with some chipping and minor loss to covers. Otherwise both very good.