5011 - 5224 FINE ARTS - JAPANESE PRINTS AND ILLUSTRATED BOOKS, ORIENTAL AND TRIBAL ARTS
- Sl. duststained and soiled.
= Part of a diptych, the missing part shows the actor Sawamura Tosshô I. Scene from the kabuki play Shida yakata mitsugi no funauta (performed in the 9th month of 1832, in the Ichimura Theatre).
= I.a. by Kunisada, Kuniyoshi, Bokusen Maki, Morikuni.
- Heavily wormholed.
= Interesting medical manuscript, with some annots. in German in pen and black ink. These annots. mostly refer to specific diseases, but occas. also state the German translation for an apparently unknown Japanese word, i.a. "Verlauf", "Chocolade", "Kaffee" but also occas. a personal name "Robert Koch" (in vol.II on p.(105)) and "Baelz Scheuhe[?]" (vol.II, p.(130)). At end of the 19th cent. the German doctor E.O.E. von Baelz (1849-1913) became one of the first doctors to lecture on medicine in Japan. His textbooks were popular and were frequently reprinted. Possibly the present work is a collection of lecture notes by a Japanese student.
- Eighteen single and double-p. woodcuts w. later crude handcolouring; partly waterstained; some wormholing in margin (partly sl. affecting textblock/ woodcuts); fingersoiled in lower corner. Wrappers sl. worn.
Idem. (Birds of Japan). Ehon, n.pl., n.publ., n.d. (first half 18th cent.), 7 single-p. and 18 double-p. woodcuts, orig. wr. w. hashira-title.
- Badly wormholed. Sold w.a.f.
- Wormholed in lower outer corner and upper inner corner. Wr. worn along edges.
- Title unread; lower corners sl. rubbed. Covers sl. worn.
Chikudo, Nakabayashi (1776-1853). Yu-sai gafu (Yusai picture album). Ehon, n.pl., n.publ., 1831, 15 double-p. col. and 6 double-p. uncol. woodcuts, bound as a blockbook, orig. wr., hashira title.
- Badly wormholed. Wrappers worn/ sl. dam. Sold w.a.f. = Attractive images of birds and flowers.
AND 4 others, i.a. an odd volume with num. woodcut ills. of seal designs and paintings (late 18th cent., kohon size, orig. wr. Vol. 2 of 3 vols. only, title unread)..
- Old manuscript in pen on verso, shining through on recto.
- Some creases; trifle chipped.
AND 2 other scrolls showing a bird on a branch: a tall, narrow one with a small bird (19th cent.?) and a larger, modern scroll.
- Sl. creased; chipped and stained at the beginning (brocade paper and silk part); partly new ribbon.
AND 2 other anonymous scrolls: one showing a nicely painted house and garden (a garden design?) with much detail (pen/ brush and ink and watercolour, on thin unbacked Japanese, ±30x125 cm. Possibly part of a formerly larger scroll? Wormholes in upper margin), the other w. preliminary drawings for 'fusuma' (interior sliding doors) w. landscapes (and door-handles indicated) (brush and black ink, grey wash and watercolour, on thin unbacked Japanese, ±30x420 cm. Frayed at the beginning).
= Depicts 'Mutamagawa' (Six Jade rivers), accompanied by classical 'waka' poetry.
- A few brown spots in right margin.
AND 1 other scroll by eight artists, i.a. SUZUKI HYAKUNIN, TANOMURA CHOKUNYU, KONO BAIREI and MORI KANSAI, (A basket filled with fruit) (tinted woodcut kakejiku, signed by all 8 artists, rolled on jikugi, in wooden box).
- Restored wormholes.
AND 3 others similar, 2x later/ modern.
- Some creases and closed wormholes; silk frayed at edges; new ribbon
= All pictures showing people, i.a. samurai warriors and oni.
AND an earlier, anonymous makimono, possibly unfinished, showing humans and a monkey, on unbacked paper (±28x276 cm.).