A False Murasaki's Country Genji - Handsome book from the series "A False Murasaki's Country Genji" featuring illustrations by Kunisada. The story is a parody of the beloved "Tale of Genji," detailing the adventures of Ashikaga Mitsuuji. 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 the novel that were issued in multiple parts. The covers are beautifully detailed and printed, and the books have a traditional stab binding. 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 - Cover with excellent detail as shown. Slight soiling. Wormholes throughout. Inside pages have slight soiling and rubbing at edges. Please see photos for details.
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