The Hokusai Manga - Hokusai first conceived of his Manga series in 1812 on a trip to the Kyoto area. Hokusai personally chose the title Manga, meaning "sketches from life," because he wished to depict an unlimited range of scenes, objects, and people, freely and at random, allowing his incomparable brush to lead him where it would. The complete set of Manga books was released in a total of 15 volumes over 64 years, with some volumes published posthumously. These prints express his wonderful ability to capture human gestures and personalities, often with comic overtones, and create memorable landscapes and nature scenes. We rarely come across complete volumes of manga, so this is a great opportunity to view the prints as they were originally intended to be seen.
This Complete Volume - This is a complete Volume 5 from Hokusai's Manga with 55 woodblock prints, comprised of both diptychs and single panels, along with a title page and two text pages. Subjects include architectural elements, noblemen and beauties, a view of Mt. Fuji, along with a few demons. The book features a replaced dark blue paper cover with traditional stab binding, and no back matter. A great opportunity to purchase a complete volume from Hokusai's famous manga series.
Artist - Hokusai (1760 - 1849)
Size - Each image 7 1/8" x 5" + margins as shown; overall size 8 7/8" x 6 1/4" x 1/2"
Condition - Prints with good detail a shown. All pages have a few wormholes in top margin; about half also have a couple wormholes in bottom margin. One page has two stains. Binding intact. Please see photos for details.
Examples from the Album
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