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Three (3) bound collections of Japanese Ukiyo-e woodblock printed books by Tsukioka Tange Settei, Watanabe Gentai, and Morishima Churyo. 1st item: Tsukioka Tange Settei, EHON SHOREI KUN ("Picture Book of Etiquette"), circa 1756. 3 Woodblock printed volumes, ink on paper, with fukorotoji bindings, original fern and flower patterned covers and title slips. Various illustrations of figures in social settings. Brown slipcover case, 3/4" x 6 1/2" x 9". 2nd item: Watanabe Gentai, MANGA JINBUTSU GAFU (" Drawing Book of Figures"), publisher Fuje Ribachi, circa 1917. 2 Volumes with dark brown cloth covers and title slips. Illustrations of figures engaged in various activities. Brown slipcover case, 3/4" x 10 1/2" x 7 1/2". 3rd item: Morishima Churyo, SUNKIN ZATTETSU ("Miscellany of Precious Things"), circa 1859, Edo woodblock book, ink on paper, with fukorotoji bindings. Gilt title slip and frontispiece. Various illustrations of objects and people. Green striped slipcover case, 3/4" x 8 1/4" x 11 1/4".


1st item: Losses, stains and creases to covers, likely rebound; all with bookworm damage to interiors, some staining and pencil notations. 2nd item: Foxing and toning to interior pages, wear and small losses to covers. 3rd item: Some worm damage and light toning/staining to interior pages, cover with wear.

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3 Bound Collections of Japanese Woodblock Books

Estimate $600 - $700
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Starting Bid $300
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