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Utagawa SADAHIDE Nanchou Gaishi Buyuden



Nanchou Gaishi Buyuden

Sadahide, Edo 1856, 10 Vol. (14,5x23cm), cousu.

First edition, rare, with 35 engravings, many double page in black, grey, and white (several with grey and black ink wash). The title may be translated as: A History of the Braves of the Southern Court.
10 accordion-stitched volumes. Three different printed covers, the first series comprising three volumes, the second four and the third three. Rubbing. Two volumes with worming to upper margin, one wormhole to centre of book touching engravings.
Numerous scenes of particularly violent combat, with decapitations and gushing blood; Court scenes. The figure of Sadahide is remarkably finely rendered and detailed, the grey and black wash adding contrast and depth.

1 200 €

Réf : 40889



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