Librairie Le Feu Follet - Paris - +33 (0)1 56 08 08 85 - USA (206) 673 123  - Contact us - 31 Rue Henri Barbusse, 75005 Paris

Antique books - Bibliophily - Art works

Sell - Valuation - Buy
Les Partenaires du feu follet Ilab : International League of Antiquarian Booksellers SLAM : Syndicat national de la Librairie Ancienne et Moderne
Advanced search

Sale conditions

Payment methods :

Secure payment (SSL)
Bank transfer
Administrative order
(Museums and libraries)

Delivery options and times

Sale conditions

First edition

KATSUSHIKA HOKUSAI Hokusai Manga. Volume 2


Hokusai Manga. Volume 2

Erakuya Toshiro, Tokyo 1815, 15,5x22,5cm, 30f., cousu.

Original, rare edition, which can be translated under the title of Hokusai Sketch. 15 volumes have actually appeared covering Hokusaï's work. The first was published in 1815 and the last posthumously in 1878. 30 sheets with 56 engraved pages, some with multiple figures, most in 3 colors, gray, black and flesh, one containing yellow (men, masks, fish , animals, flowers, mountains ...). It is possible that the print was later than 1815 and was a new printing later, around 1840. At the same time as printing new original albums, the old ones were reprinted without it being always possible to date them exactly.
Accordion volume, connected by a seam. yellow cover with geometric patterns with title label. The lower dish with traces of friction from the paper. Good copy, particularly fresh.
The hokusaï manga deal with various subjects, scenes from daily life, but also war scenes, also scenes of typically Japanese legends, animals and flowers. "It is generally considered that, after a contemporary of intense production, Hokusai very carefully selected his sketches, and even redesigned a number of them, arranging them in the order we know today. However, Michener maintains that putting on the page of the different sketches on a given plate was actually decided by the engravers and the publishers, and not by Hokusai himself. " Wikipedia. It will be recalled that the Japanese print technique is very close to the original drawing, since the ink drawing was affixed to a piece of wood that the engraver dug, following precisely the lines of the drawing, itself destroyed by this surgery.

850 €

Réf : 69412



On-line help