Illustrated Books by Toyokuni III - Terrific book featuring illustrations by Toyokuni III. Each book has a full color cover and 9 black and white diptych illustrations surrounded by text, along with one or two single panel images. These books are installments in novels that were issued in multiple parts. Cover subjects include beauties, noblemen, priests, and commoners. The covers are beautifully detailed and printed, and the books have a traditional stab binding. The names of both Toyokuni III and Kunisada II appear on some of the books. A fun and unusual item.
Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Image Size - Cover 7" x 4 5/8"; black and white diptychs 6 3/8" x 8 1/4" + margins as shown
Condition - Covers with excellent detail as shown. Slight soiling and rubbing. Inside pages have soiling, creasing, and rubbing at edges. A couple pages have losses at corners. Please see photos for details.
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