NITTOH GUIOFU: GENSEN KANDA

MS 2898
MS Short Title NITTOH GUIOFU: GENSEN KANDA
Text NITTOH GUIOFU: GENSEN KANDA, ON JAPANESE FISH
Description MS in Chinese and Japanese on paper, Japan, ca. 1760, 5 vols., 26x19 cm, 11-12 columns, (20x15 cm), 8-17 characters per column in Chinese and Japanese book script, 309 half-page, 1 full-page highly finished paintings in full colours of fish, whales, shells, shrimps, squids, crabs, turtles, lobsters, etc.
Binding Japan, ca. 1760, light brown paper boards, chitsu stitched on 4 stations (fukorutojibon).
Provenance 1. Daimyo, Japan; 2. Naito family, Nobeoka, Miyazaki prefecture (-1980); 3. The Isseido Booksellers, Tokyo (1980-1999); 4. Colin Franklin, Culham, Oxford.
Place of origin Japan
Dates ca. 1760

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