Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) | One Hundred Views of Mount Fuji (Fugaku hyakkei) | Edo period, 19th century
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Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849)
One Hundred Views of Mount Fuji (Fugaku hyakkei)
Edo period, 19th century
woodblock-printed illustrated book, fukurotoji-bon (pouch binding), 3 volumes, each with title slip printed in blue, and comprising:
- vol. 1 with pink embossed paper covers and title slip printed in blue with falcon-feathers, with artist’s signature Nanjurou rei Hokusai Iitsu aratame gakyo rojin Manji hitsu (Brush of Manji, Mount Fuji above trigram seal old man crazy to paint, changed from the former Hokusai Iitsu, aged seventy-six), preface by Ryutei Tanehiko (1783-1842), block cutters Egawa Tomekichi, published in Nagoya by Eirakuya Toshiro (Tohekido) and in Edo by Kadomaruya Jinsuke, Nishimuraya Yuzo and Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudo), circa 1834-35
- vol. 2 with yellow paper covers and red circular pine seal to title slip, published by published in Nagoya by Eirakuya Toshiro (Tohekido) and in Edo by Izumiya Ichibei (Kansendo), circa 1835, later edition
- vol. 3 with orange red paper covers, the preface signed Shippo Yamashita Rojin, published by Eirakuya Toshiro (Tohekido), circa 1849
Each hanshibon: 22.5 x 15.5 cm., 8⅞ x 6⅛ in.
Volume one and three very good impressions of the first editions, the second fair impression of a later edition, each with the paper covers well worn, the title slips with some soiling, the interior of the covers with losses to paper, the pages with finger soiling, minor creases and slight fold marks in places, there is some soiling overall particularly to the bottom left-hand corner; vol. 1 with the raised paper decoration to the covers worn; vol. 3 with wormage particularly to the bottom edges of the pages.
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Gunnar Randin (1930-2015); and thence by descent