Toshishen Gahon, llustrations of Chinese Poems, illustrations by Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760 – 1849) and Fuyo Sensei, published circa 1790 – 1836. This lot contains two sets, each with five (5) complete volumes, woodblock printed books, ink on paper, with fukorotoji bindings, original patterned blue covers and title slips, circa 1833 or 1836. Publishers: Kobayashi Shimbi (Hokusai, c. 1833 or 1836) and Susanbo (Sensei, 1790 or 1814). Each set of five in a blue slipcase, 1" x 6 1/2" x 9". CONDITION: Hokusai books: Binding threads slack; one volume rebound. Covers with wear, fading and scattered small stains. Interior pages: toning, scattered light staining and foxing. Sensei Books: Wear, fading and scattered staining to covers. Interior pages: toning, scattered light toning, grime and foxing, no bookwork damage noted. Remnant of old sale sticker to interior of one cover.Both slipcases with fading, especially to spines, and light wear.
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