Prophecy at the Crossroads at Ten Bells on a Frosty Night, 3 Volume Set with 51 Woodblocks, 1881

by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

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Prophecy at the Crossroads at Ten Bells on a Frosty Night, 3 Volume Set with 51 Woodblocks, 1881 by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892) Original Japanese Woodblock Print Book Set
Prophecy at the Crossroads at Ten Bells on a Frosty Night, 3 Volume Set with 51 Woodblocks, 1881

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Prophecy at the Crossroads at Ten Bells on a Frosty Night - Written by Takeda Korei, the novel "Prophecy at the Crossroads at Ten Bells on a Frosty Night" (Shimoyo no kane juji no tsujiura) was published by Kinjudo (Funazu Chujiro) in 15 volumes starting in 1880, featuring illustrations by Yoshitoshi. The story was a drama about contemporary Meiji era characters rather than historical figures.

This 3 Volume Set - This set of 3 complete volumes has 51 woodblock prints, comprised of diptychs, single panels, and title pages. All illustrations are in black and white except for one diptych and one single panel that have blue and gray added. Each book features a full color cover with traditional stab binding, and a title page inside the front cover with an illustration and text. When placed side by side, the covers form a triptych scene. The left volume is dated Meiji 14 (1881); the other volumes are undated. A rare opportunity to acquire an illustrated book set by Yoshitoshi.

Artist - Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

Image Size - Single panel 6" x 4"; covers together 7" x 13 7/8"

Condition - Prints with good detail as shown. Right cover has large losses and holes, some repaired. Creasing. Right volume has small losses at edges and several pages have holes. Bindings intact. Please see photos for details.

Prophecy at the Crossroads at Ten Bells on a Frosty Night, 3 Volume Set with 51 Woodblocks, 1881 by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)
Prophecy at the Crossroads at Ten Bells on a Frosty Night, 3 Volume Set with 51 Woodblocks, 1881 by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)
Prophecy at the Crossroads at Ten Bells on a Frosty Night, 3 Volume Set with 51 Woodblocks, 1881 by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)
Prophecy at the Crossroads at Ten Bells on a Frosty Night, 3 Volume Set with 51 Woodblocks, 1881 by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

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