The book has Japanese title writing but unfortunately I can translate it. The book is fully illustrated and has no text. It is purely a picture book. It appears to be depicting the story of a traveller on the road to what maybe Edo “Modern Day Tokyo” and the journey and the people whom he encounters. The illustrations have been beautifully done in wood cut block prints (see pictures). There are 34 illustrated pages. All the pages are in good clean condition for its age. I mentioned the date 1805. I cant be sure that that is the exact date but the circular is around that period. I had someone who specializes in Japanese works look at it and research indicates that period of time. The cover is thick hard card boards. The cover has some shelf ware but is otherwise in good condition. The spine is good and still has its cotton hinge ties. The inner boards are good. A nice copy of this rare and scarce illustrated Japanese Picture Book from the early 1800s. The binding is tight and square. The item “JAPANESE PICTURE BOOK With Woodcut Illustrations / Japan / Edo / Vintage / 1805″ is in sale since Monday, April 29, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Japanese\Prints”. The seller is “ban_yang” and is located in Edinburgh, Midlothian. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Egypt, Reunion, South africa.
- Region of Origin: Japanese