Illustrations from Japanese History by Adachi Ginko
[Japan] Nice, woodblock printed book that contains a selection of images from a larger series of books. This volume contains nine double-page prints in colour with descriptions on the reverse side. The 9 illustrations are numbered: 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 15, 16 & 23 and the 9 descriptions are numbered 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 15, 16, 23 & 24 so it seems this particular book may have been put together by someone who liked (or only had) certain prints and not others. Still the illustrations are high quality. The Japanese title is, 'Dai Nippon Shiryaku Zue'.
Nihonbashi [Tokyo]. Ogura Magobei. 1885. 18pp (images on one side, descriptions on the other). 17.9 x 12cm.
In good condition. Some old repairs to first few folds with some minor damage and wear. General age wear throughout. No worm damage. b33111066