Type : woodblock print book (small size book)
Topic : Novelists including Egao Mizugaki wrote this book from 1839 to 1868. It is a full-length work consisting with 43 volumes of 172 books, not to be completed yet. The main character, Jiraiya(Jiraiya is a ninja), acquires the special power and fights battles against villains and nemeses. This book had been a subject matter of Kabuki(Japanese classical drama) in the Edo period and today the one for movies and so on.
Title : Jiraiya goketsu monogatari Vol.4 (ge)
Author : Mizugaki Egao
Artist : Utagawa Kunisada
Publisher : Kansendo
The estimated Period : Edo period (1851)
Material : Paper
Book Dimensions : 175mm x 117mm (6.9in x 4.6in)
Weight : total 13gram (.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 1851(estimated).