Picture Book of the Romance of the Three Kingdoms, Volume 14

by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

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Picture Book of the Romance of the Three Kingdoms, Volume 14 by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892) Original Japanese Woodblock Print Book
Picture Book of the Romance of the Three Kingdoms, Volume 14
Complete Volume with 10 Woodblocks

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Picture Book of the Romance of the Three Kingdoms  - The epic historical novel "Romance of the Three Kingdoms" tells the story of the three warring kingdoms in 2nd - 3rd century China. Part history and part legend, the book details the lives of three leaders and their retainers. Illustrated by Yoshitoshi, the "Picture Book of the Romance of the Three Kingdoms" (Ehon tsuzoku Sangokushi) was released in 17 volumes in 1883.

This Complete Volume - This complete Volume 14 of "Picture Book of the Romance of the Three Kingdoms" includes 10 woodblocks, comprised of 2 color single panels, 1 black and white single panel, and 7 black and white half-page illustrations. The rest of the book is text, and includes a title page and colophon. It has a paper cover and traditional stab binding. The date appears to be missing the second number as there is a blank space following the character for 10. Based on the colophon, this is a later edition but we are unsure of the date. A nice opportunity to acquire a Yoshitoshi illustrated book.  

Artist - Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)
Size - Single panel 7 3/8" x 4 3/4" + margins as shown; half-page illustrations 3 3/4" x 4 5/8"; overall size 8 7/8" x 5 7/8" x 1/4"
Condition - Prints with excellent detail as shown. Title page has tears and losses. Some pages have slight soiling or a crease at edge. A few pages have stains. One color print has a red seal at upper right. Binding intact. Please see photos for details.

Examples from the Book

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