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Forty-Seven Ronin - Crepe Paper Edition

by Tanaka Umesaburo

Forty-Seven Ronin - Crepe Paper Edition by Tanaka Umesaburo
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Forty-Seven Ronin - Crepe Paper Edition by Tanaka Umesaburo

[Japan] One of the nicest crepe paper books not published by Hasegawa Takejiro. This book tells the famous Japanese story of the Forty-Seven Ronin who avenged the death of their master in 1702. There are 53 woodlock printed illustrations of those involved in the events (the 47 ronin, 2 lords, 2 wives, 1 supplier of equipment and 1 young man who later killed himself after his father didn't let him take part in the revenge). The large, woodblock printed, crepe paper fold-out is also present as issued.

 

Yokohama. Tanaka Umesaburo (editor and publisher). 1893. Printed by the Seishi Bunsha. For sale by Kelly & Walsh.

 

66pp + 1 large fold-out. 17 x 12.2cm.

 

In very good condition. Covers with minor wear. Rear cover a bit creased. Fold-out has been mis-folded but still folds up quite nicely. Internally about fine. Small, neat, pencilled numbers and letters at top of preface page. b33060979

Forty-Seven Ronin - Crepe Paper Edition

Price: ¥165,000




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