Gunyoki - manuscript of Samurai Customs by Ise Heizo Sadatake
Striking manuscript of Ise's famous guidebook for samurai. Preface dated 1761 and then 1769 at the end of the manuscript. This manuscript copy was most likely done in the late-Edo era (c1830-1840). Volume 1 covers samurai clothing, Volumes 2-4 military arms and swords etc., Volumes 5-6 look at items such as banners and fans etc., and Volume 7 is on identifying deceased samurai.
Seven volumes bound in two. Complete.
First book: Vols. 1-4. 186pp
Second book: Vols. 5-7. 136pp.
each 27.7 x 19cm.
In very good condition. Old, light stain affecting small area of first few pages in first book. General age wear throughout and minor darkening. No worming or serious issues.