Manuscript of One Hundred Transmogrified Birds by Yamamoto Kisei
[Japan] Impressive single volume manuscript containing Yamamoto's 3-volume work that depicts various birds that have been modified. Some almost look robotic. A fascinating work. First published in 1756, this was probably copied a little later than that by a skilled hand. The Japanese title is 'Mitate Hyakkacho Zokuhen'.
Dated 1756 but probably c1780.
58pp. 20.2 x 14.6cm.
In good condition. Covers quite worn wtih minor worming. Internally good to very good. Lower corners darkened and a bit stained. Some large characters written inside front and rear covers. General age wear throughout.