[EHON - TEN BAMBOO HALL] JUCHIKUSAI SHOGAFU. N.P.,N.D. [Kyôto, Hishiya Magobei, c. 1831]. 16 volumes. An early printing of the recut 19th century Hishiya Magobei version of the SHIH-CHU-CHAI SHU HUA P'U, 10 BAMBOO HALL PAINTING STUDIO. 25.2 x 14.7 cm. Printed title slips on covers. In a clasped case with the remains of a title label. I have relied upon the extensive research done by Thomas Ebrey in his paper on the bibliography of the TEN BAMBOO STUDIO, comparing page borders, etc.. Very good color and near fine condition, early impressions on very thin and strong paper. One closed tear of a print, else fine.
The collation of editions of the TEN BAMBOO HALL is extraordinarily difficult even for the Chinese editions. [See Paine's article in the ARCHIVES OF THE CHINESE ART SOCIETY OF AMERICA, 1951 and Thomas Ebrey "The Editions, Superstates, and States of the Ten Bamboo Studio Collection of Calligraphy and Painting" in Princeton University's The East Asian Library Journal 14, no. 1 (2010): 1-119] and Japanese editions are even less explored. This Japanese edition of the The TEN BAMBOO HALL is interesting for its effort to capture the delicate colors and quiet beauty of "Chinese style" as seen from Japanese eyes. A very lovely set.