Abbreviated Sketches - Ryakuga Shiki by Kitao Masayoshi (aka Kuwagata Keisai)
[Japan] Fascinating woodblock printed book containing hundreds of quick sketches by Kitao Masayoshi (1764-1824). Images are mostly of people but also some of nature. First edition. Large format.
Nihonbashi [Edo]. Suharaya Ichibei. 1795.
64pp. 26.8 x 18.4cm.
In good condition. Wear to covers and throughout. Lacking title page. Thumbing and minor loss to some lower corners. b31040324