Koson, Ikeda: HOITSU SHONIN SHINSEKI KAGAMI. (A Mirror of the Works of the Priest Hoitsu). Tokyo, n.d. 26; 25 folded leaves. Woodcut illustrations throughout each volume. 2 vols. 25x18 cm. Stitched. Decorative covers.
Homage by student to master. The artist Sakai Hoitsu died in 1828. This collection of illustrations of his works was collected and edited by his student, Ikeda Koson. Koson himself passed away in 1866. There is no publisher or date of publication given and we can find little information on this work. We therefore assume that it was published either in the latter part of Hoitsu's life or posthumously. A tentative date range for its publication is 1860-1880. A copy of this work is known to have been in the British Library in 1904. The two volumes match the entry for the work given in Toda (Ryerson catalogue) p.363. As described by him, the woodcut illustrations are black-and-white with a bluish ink wash. A total of over 100 illustrations showing the range of Hoitsu's work. Text in Japanese. A rare work in fine condition.
Subjects: Rare Books
Available, as of: 08/11/2019
Was item 439 in printed List 196.
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