[EHON] Kawamura KIHÔ, artist. KAFUKU NIMPITSU. Osaka & Kyoto, Bunka 6 [1809]. 17.9 x 26.0 cm. 25 double page lightly colored illustrations. For all intents and purposes identical to the copy at Mitchell 322-3, save that the covers are darker brown with a blindstamping of geometric patterns and chrysanthemum mon. The afterword is dated winter 1808 and the colophon spring 1809, so a very early copy indeed. Very clean with the printed paper title slip. String-bound Japanese-style, fukuro toji. Internally a very good printing in good or better condition. An uncommon title by this important artist. See Hillier's compendium for more on this work which he and many others have enjoyed through the years. A cornerstone of Shijô art illustration in book form.

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