Type : Kusazoshi, woodblock print book (Small-sized book)
Topic : "KusazoshiÓ by Oga Mantei, the author of popular books in the late Edo period. ÒKusazoshiÓ is a general term for the illustrated entertainment books.A book of stories depicting the eight phases of Shaka.published in Edo area since the middle of Edo period. ÓShaka Hasso Yamato BunkoÓ is a full-length book from the first volume to 58th , which had been written for 26 years. It tells BuddhaÕs life in easy style with many powerful illustrations by the Ukiyoe artist.
Title : Shaka hasso yamato bunko Vol.52 (second half)
Author : Mantei Oga
Artist : Utagawa Kunisada
Publisher : Joshiya Shigezo
The estimated Period : late Edo period (1863) but, details are unknown.
Material : Paper
Book Dimensions : 178mm x 118mm (7in x 4.6in)
Weight : total 14gram (.5oz)
Page : about 20pages in total (Illustrations + text)
Condition : Antique item; (damaged by tear, spot, dirt, scribbles, worm-eaten holes, etc...) Please view pictures as they are a part of the description.
The work is not a modern reproduction, but an actual one which had been printed in 1863(estimated).