Lovely, manuscript book of famous women in Japanese history with 19 finely drawn illustrations
Impressively hand drawn and hand-coloured manuscript of famous women including Murasaki Shikibu, Ono no Komachi and Sei Shonagon. Title on front cover in Japanese, 'Meifuden' ['Record of Famous Women'].
Dated 1920 on the rear cover with the name Jimbo Takamine though the illustrations look to have probably been done much earlier.
20pp (including covers). 26.4 x 19.4cm.
In good condition. Covers are worn at edges and front cover has a very fine cut across measuring about 9cm. Slight darkening. Internally very good with minor wear and a few bent corners. m33020840