Chinki Monogatari Illustrated by Kawanabe Kyosai
[Japan] Very scarce, woodblock printed book titled, 'Chinki Monogatari' or 'Tales of Strange Things', by Aoki Sukekiyo and edited by someone using the name Tokoro Shujin. A bizarre work illustrated with wonderful art by Kawanabe Kyosai (1831-89), the book even has images of Eskimo at the end. Two volumes bound in one as issued.
Tokyo. Daikokuya Heikichi. 1872.
39 leaves. 18.2 x 12.1cm.
In good condition. Covers worn and title slip mostly gone. Internally good but small hole on title page, thumbing to lower corners, stain affecting 3 leaves including part of one illustration. Old date of Meiji 8 (1875) written inside rear cover. Otherwise good. b35051399