Type : Kusazoshi, Woodblock print book (Small-sized book)
Topic : Novelists including Egao Mizugaki/Ryukatei Tanekazu 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 Volume 20, (Jo)
Author : Ryukatei Tanekazu
Artist : Utagawa Kuniteru
Publisher : Izumiya Ichibe
The estimated Period : Edo period (1853-1867)
Material : Paper
Book Dimensions : 175mm x 118mm(6.9in x 4.6in)
Weight : Total 14gram (.5oz)
Page : Total number of pages is about 20. (about 90% illustration pages + about 10% text pages)
Condition : Not good condition (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 1853-1867(estimated).