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.
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.