The Pictures Of The 36 Gates of The Shoguns Castle In Yedo. Sanju Schimizu.
The Pictures Of The 36 Gates of The Shoguns Castle In Yedo

The Pictures Of The 36 Gates of The Shoguns Castle In Yedo

Tokyo: Dobun-kwan, (1896). First edition. Stiff Wraps. Unpaginated. 22 x 36 cm. Thirty five full page color lithographs and 2 black and white plates, each plate accompanied by a lettered guard sheet with descriptive letterpress in English, first three introductory pages after title in Japanese characters. With black and white map of palace and surrounding area. Text bears witness to the numerous guards at each gate and their weaponry, usually muskets, bows and long spears. The make-up of each guard unit for all the gates varied widely. A few of the gates were destroyed by fire in 1772, subsequently rebuilt. Section of lower front cover torn away. Interior contents bright and fresh. Oblong pictorial wrappers, spine string tied Japanese style. Very good. Item #21726

Price: $850.00

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