Kokkei Dochu Hizaguruma - Complete Set of 10 Books by Kanagaki Robun
[Japan] Lovely, complete set of ten books illustrated by Utagawa Yoshitora. Kanagaki Robun (1829-94), whose real name was Nozaki Bunzo, published a number of illustrated books including the very popular, 'Seiyo Dochu Hizakurige' (Shank's Mare to the Western Seas). 'Kokkei Dochu Hizaguruma' appears to be less well known and, therefore, scarce. The illustrations throughout are full of life and a number of those in volume 10 contain images of Westerners.
Tokyo. Wan'ya Kihei. 1883.
Each volume around 60pp. Each 18.2 x 12cm.
In very good condition. All titles slips present. Some age wear to covers and general age wear througout but nothing serious. No worming. Each stamped more than once 'Inami-shi Zohan' (from the collection of Inami) inside and on the covers. 'No.208 10 vol. set', written neatly in Japanese on the right side of each cover. Internally very good with only minor age wear. b33111070