Lot 343
Twelve Volumes from Hokusai Manga by Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760-1849)
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Edo period (1615-1868), 1840-47 printing, books block printed containing woodblock prints, ink on paper, fukurotoji binding, gray-tan covers with white silk thread with blue-printed title label, volumes 1-12, publisher Eirakuya Toshiro (Nagoya), these volumes contain Hokusai's sketches, studies, ideas, observations of nature, everyday life and people of the Edo period, immortals and legends, showing the range of Hokusai's talent, it offers a manual that remains popular to this day and serves as inspiration to what is modern Manga in Japan.

Each 8 7/8 x 6 1/8 in.

Private Collection, Kill Devil Hills, NC. Purchased in Japan in 1945.

Purchased in Japan during the 1940s.

Binding tight; creases and wear to covers and silk corners; some toned sheets with some damp stains; later added lower corner interior reinforcement on some pages.

$800 - 1,200