Illustrated Books by Kunisada II - Terrific book featuring illustrations by Kunisada II. 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. A fun and unusual item.
Artist - Kunisada II (1823 - 1880)
Image Size - Cover 7" x 4 5/8"; black and white diptychs 6 3/8" x 8 1/4" + margins as shown
Condition - Cover with good color and detail as shown. Slight soiling, a few creases. Cover with good color and excellent detail as shown. Slight soiling and creasing. Inside pages have soiling, creasing, and rubbing at edges. About half the pages have a stain at the top edge. Binding broken. Please see photos for details.at top right that runs through cover and most pages. Inside pages have soiling, creasing, and rubbing at edges. Most pages have a small spot at edge. Please see photos for details.
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