Hand Drawn Manuscript of Archery Bows with 38 detailed illustrations in colour
[Japan] Interesting, hand-drawn and coloured manuscript orihon (folding book) with various types of bows used for Japanese archery. Each bow is drawn in detail and labelled with dimensions and other information. The bows appear to be famous ones and each one is named. Mura Shigefuji, Souikyu, Jatokyu, and Moto Shigefuji are some of the styles mentioned. Late Edo era.
Author unknown. No date (c1850).
38pp. 26.7 x 19.3cm.
In good to very good condition. Covers worn at edges. Old worm trails have been professionally repaired. Minor age wear throughout. m33101058